Notorious porno copyright trolls Prenda Law have a very bad day in court

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15 Responses to “Notorious porno copyright trolls Prenda Law have a very bad day in court”

  1. DavidCrowell says:

    That don’t have enough of satans money from the porn?

  2. Finnagain says:

    Nice. More of this, please. And here’s hoping for prison time. Fuck you, trolls.

  3. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    OHAI Cory…
    Pretendateers, I’m so sad I missed coining that term.

    Hopefully we will be hearing more about Pretenda as they have lit the fuse on their destruction. 

    Sadly there are other trolls out there doing very similar things, hopefully this will be a wakeup call to Judges across the country that these mass doe copyright suits need to be questioned.

    • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

      It is a pity that resources are apparently slim and/or so-allocated that there are many more scammers than there are scammers facing serious risks of justice.

      It is great fun to watch the ones who got unlucky enough to stumble upon the justice they deserve, though… Going from ‘running petty shakedown racket that overworked and apathetic state bar is unlikely to ever notice’ to ‘OMG-just pissed off a 20th level federal judge who shows no signs of letting go until he is satisfied’ must be quite the psychological experience.

      • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

        Don’t bet on it.  The other trolls are sure to be thinking they are smarter than that and would never make those mistakes.  Its that kind of thinking that will be their downfall.
        The premier copyright troll just got slammed, the others should be very scared as courts should be looking much closer at the claims, the filings, and making sure all of the I’s are dotted and all of the T’s crossed.

  4. Petzl says:

    Wow.  If you go to Prenda’s Sample Cases section, they list all their suits by name.  Presumably this is all indexed by Google’s bots. So, they have a wall of shame associating each person being sued with a pornographic movie title. 

    Hope none of the defendants was interviewing, or doesn’t ever have to interview, for a new job…

    • Jerril says:

       That’s exactly the scam – that’s what they’re blackmailing the victims with.

    • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

      At least now the terminology was changed from calling them pirates to just accused.  Someone pointed out it was in bad form for a lawyer to declare someone guilty before any hearings.

  5. 3William56 says:

    Perhaps their factual answers have been copyrighted, and they felt unable to reproduce them legally.

    Where the heck was Court TV? I’d have paid good money to see Judge Otis in full flow. And then looked forward to a Prenda suit for infringing copyright on their non answers.”We have copyright on the Fifth Amendment!”

  6. peregrinus says:

    They take the first, Judge Otis sounds like he wants to take the 2nd.

  7. Aeron Michaelangelo says:

    You are having a very bad case. You will not go to court today.

    …Maybe ever.

  8. Jim Grinsfelder says:

    IMO, the Prendateers won this round.  Call me naive, but I think a victory for the good guys on this would involve a bailiff taking the Prendateers away for contempt of court, not just a Judge yelling at them.  

    • shay simmons says:

      Except that Wright isn’t done with them yet.  Pissing off a federal judge is a bad idea.  Pissing off a former Marine is a bad idea.

      Pissing off a federal judge who is a former Marine is the seventh level of bad ideas.

    • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

      The Judge cleared his calendar for this hearing.
      He expected they were going to show up and offer anything rather than decide they would answer every question with the 5th.
      Considering they are facing contempt charges, sanctions, and much unpleasantness one would have hoped they would have at least listened to the questions before declaring they would take the 5th on every topic the Judge wanted to cover.  He gave them more than one chance to attempt to explain some serious issues as misunderstandings and they flipped him off not once but twice.
      They will be back on the 18th, in the meantime I expect that letters have been sent to state bars, USA’s, IRS, and a bunch of other acronyms with the Judge’s suspicions and other evidence that has come to light. 
      On the 18th, expect it to be very lively especially if they decide they don’t need to show up again.

  9. Nash Rambler says:

    Oh boy!  *scooches chair closer to screen, grabs bucket of popcorn*

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