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Prenda's Latest Trick: Pretend There Are NO Defendants So No One Can Object

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Back in December we talked about some of the many items in Prenda Law's bag of copyright trolling tricks, focused on getting courts to allow discovery on IP addresses at any cost. The end goal, of course, is merely to get contact info for the purpose of beginning the intimidation...
Prenda's Latest Trick: Pretend There Are NO Defendants So No One Can Object

John Steele To Court: You Have No Evidence That I've Done Anything Wrong

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And, the next filing in the big Prenda showdown has been filed, and it's John Steele's response to the Order to Show Cause (OSC) for why he shouldn't be sanctioned for a variety of misdeeds. Not surprisingly, Steele builds on the previous filings from Paul Hansmeier and from Paul Duffy...
John Steele To Court: You Have No Evidence That I've Done Anything Wrong

Prenda's Brett Gibbs Tries To Avoid Answering Questions About Alan Cooper By Dismissing Case

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Another day, another story of questionable activity on behalf of copyright troll Prenda Law in regards to Alan Cooper. As you may recall, Alan Cooper, who was employed as a house caretaker for copyright troll John Steele (of Prenda Law, though at times he denies this), raised some concerns with...
Prenda's Brett Gibbs Tries To Avoid Answering Questions About Alan Cooper By Dismissing Case

Judge To Allow More Evidence Filed Against Team Prenda, Despite Vehement Objections From Prenda

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On Wednesday, lawyer Morgan Pietz asked Judge Otis Wright if he could file some additional evidence in the big Prenda showdown case. Pietz, of course, is the lawyer who had been representing some of the anonymous Does that Prenda Law was targeting in various cases, and who was the lawyer...
Judge To Allow More Evidence Filed Against Team Prenda, Despite Vehement Objections From Prenda

Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

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Well that happened much faster than expected. While Judge Otis Wright apparently had cleared his entire schedule today for the Prenda hearing, the actual hearing lasted all of 12 (count 'em) minutes, with Judge Wright declaring "we're done" before storming out. We'll have a more detailed writeup from Ken White,...
Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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As we learned (though were hardly surprised by) this week, the MPAA doesn't take kindly to the suggestion that it should have to consider fair use when sending DMCA notices. The irony of this was not lost on anyone, and indeed both of our most insightful comments of the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Bad Day For Prenda Continues: Judge Rejects Stay, Adds $1k Per Day For Each Day They Don't Pay Up

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Prenda's not having a very good day (or month, for that matter). We noted yesterday that Paul Hansmeier had asked the appeals court to put a stay on the attorney's fees awarded by Judge Otis Wright in California. The court rejected the request, partly on procedural grounds, noting that you...
Bad Day For Prenda Continues: Judge Rejects Stay, Adds $1k Per Day For Each Day They Don't Pay Up

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week with one big winner, this time coming in on our popular post about the DJ who was suspended for pulling the classic "dihydrogen monoxide" prank on his listeners. Gareth soared past the competition in both the insightful and funny categories, because our readers don't seem to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Prenda's Latest Bag Of Tricks: Getting Info On IP Addresses By Any Means Necessary

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The latest in the long and growing list of wacky moves by the Prenda Law copyright trolling team once again hints at the same thing: these guys think that they've outwitted the law and will use every loophole they can possibly think of to do one thing: get the identities...
Prenda's Latest Bag Of Tricks: Getting Info On IP Addresses By Any Means Necessary

John Steele, Silent In Court, Keeps Talking To The Press; Says New Lawsuits Are Being Filed

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We had noted that Team Prenda (under new names) appeared to still be up to their old tricks, filing lawsuits and trying to get names to shake down with settlement demands. And you might have thought that with the big Judge Otis Wright ruling against them they might settle down....
John Steele, Silent In Court, Keeps Talking To The Press; Says New Lawsuits Are Being Filed

Copyright Troll Sues Over Wrong Movie

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Copyright troll lawyers aren't exactly known for being the most thorough and careful in what they do. You may remember, for example, that when Uwe Boll jumped into the copyright trolling game, his lawyers sued over films that hadn't had their copyright registered at the time that many were accused...
Copyright Troll Sues Over Wrong Movie

Ex-Prenda Lawyer Brett Gibbs Pleads Poverty To Judge Wright

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While Brett Gibbs has "parted ways" with Prenda and its copyright trolling, from all appearances he was an instrumental part of many of its efforts. Of course, the three main players, John Steele, Paul Hansmeier and Paul Duffy, were quick to throw Gibbs under a bus in Judge Wright's courtroom...
Ex-Prenda Lawyer Brett Gibbs Pleads Poverty To Judge Wright

Angry Prenda Is Angry

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Ken White blogs at Popehat. He's a litigator and criminal defense attorney at Brown White & Newhouse LLP in Los Angeles. His views are his alone, not those of his firm. All of Ken's coverage of the Prenda Law saga is collected here. When it comes to getting angry...
Angry Prenda Is Angry
Porn troll facing ID theft charges wants judge off case

Prenda Law's appeal bond rises to $237,584

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Despite a tough sanctions order last month, embattled porn troll Prenda Law and the attorneys linked to it—with one exception—are not giving up. They're doubling down and preparing for appeal, despite the fact they've had to post a bond of more than $100,000 in case they lose. But that's...
Prenda Law's appeal bond rises to $237,584
Prenda's last stand: threats sprawl from a Minnesota hacking lawsuit

Brett Gibbs Returns The Favor: Points Out That Steele And Hansmeier Were In Control Over Florida Prenda Farce

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While all of the attention on Prenda lately has been on the case being overseen by Judge Otis Wright in California, we shouldn't forget about the Sunlust case in Florida that really was probably the start of the fall of the house of Prenda. That was the case with the...
Brett Gibbs Returns The Favor: Points Out That Steele And Hansmeier Were In Control Over Florida Prenda Farce

Sophisticatedjanedoe / FightCopyrightTrolls Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Hi Techdirt! I'm known to this and other tech blog communities as sophisticatedjanedoe (or SJD). I run an anti-shakedown, anti-copyright-troll opinion blog Fight Copyright Trolls, which, I'm sure, most of you know: Techdirt often links to my posts, especially recently, since we all have been watching an illustrious show of...
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Florida 'Abbott And Costello' Prenda Case Ends Not With A Bang, But A Wimper

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As expected, it looks like Prenda, along with John Steele and Paul Duffy, have a tiny bit of good news as the first case which suggested they were committing fraud on the court, in the courtroom of Judge Mary Scriven, has been closed without any further action. If you don't...
Florida 'Abbott And Costello' Prenda Case Ends Not With A Bang, But A Wimper

Alan Cooper Sues John Steele, Prenda Law And The Shell Companies He Supposedly 'Runs'

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Well, well. It was really only a matter of time, but the Alan Cooper saga has moved into its next phase. If you don't recall, this story all starts with John Steele, who had been a divorce lawyer until he discovered copyright trolling, and suddenly went absolutely crazy filing copyright...
Alan Cooper Sues John Steele, Prenda Law And The Shell Companies He Supposedly 'Runs'
Prenda shell ordered to pay $9,425 in attorney's fees

Federal Judge Fires Phasers, Photons at Prenda for $80k Damages

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The long-awaited order following last month’s Prenda Law sanctions hearing is now out, and it’s a doozy. After a hearing that lasted 12 minutes and consisted of lawyers pleading the fifth, there was little doubt that Federal Judge Otis Wright was not best pleased, and it was evident in the order he...
Federal Judge Fires Phasers, Photons at Prenda for $80k Damages

Angry judge blasts porn trolls: "Someone has an awful lot to hide"

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LOS ANGELES, CA—In a Los Angeles federal courtroom on a blindingly sunny Monday afternoon, US District Judge Otis Wright expressed incredulity at the sheer gall of the Prenda porn trolling firm. Judge Wright had ordered six other Prenda affiliates (or alleged affiliates) to show up in response to his...
Angry judge blasts porn trolls: "Someone has an awful lot to hide"

Troll attorney lawyers up, admits he never met his "client" Alan Cooper

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Brett Gibbs, an attorney for copyright-trolling firm Prenda Law, is in a tight spot. A Minnesota man named Alan Cooper has accused Prenda of stealing his identity and making him the head of two litigious shell companies called "AF Holdings" and "Ingenuity 13." Earlier this month, an angry California...
Troll attorney lawyers up, admits he never met his "client" Alan Cooper

Team Prenda Does Not Show Up In Court; Judge Is Not Amused

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We'll have a more complete report soon from Ken "Popehat" White, who was in the courtroom for the Prenda hearing today and will be writing about it for us (and for his own site), but for the quick version of what happened, with a huge assist from both Adam Steinbaugh...
Team Prenda Does Not Show Up In Court; Judge Is Not Amused

John Steele Plans To Appeal Judge Wright's Order; Says Judge Is 'No Fan Of IP Law'

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While Judge Otis Wright may have been careful to set the financial punishment for Prenda at just less than how much it will cost to appeal, it appears that will not stop John Steele from appealing. Apparently, Steele doesn't seem to recognize that speaking to the press given his current...
John Steele Plans To Appeal Judge Wright's Order; Says Judge Is 'No Fan Of IP Law'

Judge Wright Tells Team Prenda To Pay $80k, Refers Their Activity To State Bars, Feds & IRS

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Plenty of folks have been waiting to see how Judge Otis Wright would finally rule in the Prenda case he was overseeing. As you may recall, Judge Wright began to see through the tricks and facades put up by Brett Gibbs and Prenda, and eventually ordered everyone to show up...
Judge Wright Tells Team Prenda To Pay $80k, Refers Their Activity To State Bars, Feds & IRS

First Hand Account Of Judicial Smackdown Of Prenda In Minnesota

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Yesterday we had a story about how a judge in Minnesota, Judge Ann Alton, angrily accused Paul Hansmeier of fraud in the lawsuit filed by Alan Cooper against Prenda. There was some confusion by the judge about whether Cooper and Godfread were in on the fraud too, which seems to...
First Hand Account Of Judicial Smackdown Of Prenda In Minnesota
New Prenda letter threatens to tell neighbors about porn accusations

Prenda's Paul Hansmeier Asks Appeals Court To Delay Sanctions; Appeals Court Says 'No, Try Again'

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Well, well. Some Prenda supporters (shockingly, they exist) in our comments have been arguing that Judge Otis Wright's order against Team Prenda is the sign of a rogue judge who will get overturned. Of course, similar actions underway in other district courts suggest otherwise. On top of that, it would...
Prenda's Paul Hansmeier Asks Appeals Court To Delay Sanctions; Appeals Court Says 'No, Try Again'
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