Copyright Troll in TroubleAdded: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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A federal judge has recently raised the stakes of a hearing on alleged misconduct by porn copyright trolling company Prenda Law. While the hearing was initially slated to focus on the actions of the company’s lawyer Brett Gibbs, the latter denied wrongdoing and blamed all of his alleged misconduct on his management. As a result, US District Judge ordered 7 more people from Prenda Law to report to his courtroom and explain their actions.
The judge expanded the next hearing to include 6 more real people and an individual who may not exist. A Minnesota resident named Alan Cooper has accused the copyright troll of naming him the CEO of a litigious shell company AF Holdings. In response, Prenda Law calmed that Cooper’s allegations were false, so the judge had to order both Alan Coopers to appear in his courtroom. So, the company’s senior officials will either have to produce another Alan Cooper or explain to the court, in person, why they were unable to do so.
In the meantime, defence attorney was experiencing a difficulty keeping track of all the entities affiliated with the copyright troll, so that he even had to create an elaborate chart and file it as an exhibit to a legal filing. In his opinion, the fact that so many Prenda “clients” were all staffed by the same handful of individuals with close ties to another company demonstrated that they weren’t independent entities at all. The proliferation of shell companies is suspected to be a shell game, meant to shield the company’s real principals from responsibility for their ethically questionable activities.
The judge has ordered 7 of the 9 people on the above mentioned chart, including the possibly imaginary Alan Cooper, to report to his courtroom. Two of those people have recently filed defamation lawsuits against their online critics. Perhaps, having all of the company’s senior officials in one room may make it much easier for judge to receive clear answers to his questions.
However, Brett Gibbs, who was initially slated to face the judge alone at the next hearing, likely won’t be at Prenda’s side. According to the chart, he has been heavily involved in the company’s business activities for years, but recently he lawyered up and started blaming his actions on his superiors, claiming that he no longer had a relationship with Prenda. Though, he didn't explain whether the company fired him or he took a strategic decision to put distance between himself and the troubled entity.
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Saturday, March 30th, 2013
|posted by (2013-03-30 18:50:30)|
|Thanks again Sam,so not only is the troll a dirtbag...hes a rat,no surprise there LOL. The wall comes tumbling down!|
|posted by (2013-03-30 21:34:59)|
|Go Judge. They want accountability. Make THEM accountable too.|
|posted by (2013-03-31 10:37:37)|
|All of the Prenda principals should be sent to the gas chamber. Then their remains should be ground up and fed to pigs. In Libya.|
But that's just me.
|@ Solcis why would you taint perfectly good animals that make great food|
|posted by (2013-04-01 00:42:33)|
|Tony, yep yep, I'm so sorry for suggesting to poison those pigs. I guess their (Prenda's) remains should be ground up, put in hazmat barrels, encased in cement, and then buried 20,000 feet underground. Much more humane.||
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