Posted in AF Holdings LLC, Anti-Piracy Law Group, Boy Racer Inc., Brett Gibbs, Bubble Gum Productions LLC, California (CA), Combat Zone Corp., Copyright Troll Attorneys, Copyright Trolls, CP Productions Inc., Federal Criminal Law, First Time Videos LLC, Future Blue Inc., Guava LLC, Hard Drive Productions Inc., Ingenuity 13 LLC, John Steele, Judge Otis Wright II (CA), Lightspeed Media Corporation, MCGIP LLC, Millennium TGA Inc., Openmind Solutions Inc., P2P, Pacific Century International LTD, Paul Duffy, Peer-to-peer, Prenda Law Inc., Sanctions, Steele Hansmeier PLLC, Sunlust Pictures LLC, Torrent, VPR Internationale, tagged AF Holdings, Anti-Piracy Law Group, bittorrent, Brett Gibbs, copyright, copyright troll, Ingenuity 13, John Steele, Otis Wright, Paul Duffy, paul hansmeier, peter hansmeier on May 7, 2013|
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Sometimes there are no words other than silence to best express the thoughts I have about Judge Wright’s order essentially referring John Steele and the Prenda Law Inc. gang to the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division (CID) for all the settlements on which no taxes were paid. There is one police agency that a criminal organization does not want to be contacted by, and that is the CID.
The $81K in sanctions essentially funds the lead attorneys who spent time on this case. And, the referral to the bar associations means that the principals at Prenda Law Inc. may no longer have their law licenses shortly.
In sum, there is not much for me to comment here, except to be silent, because the judge’s order itself says all it needs to. Copyright trolling may seem profitable for the attorneys filing the lawsuits, but no money can compensate for the loss of freedom that one experiences when what was once a multi-million dollar law practice lands the principles in prison for tax evasion. This should be a lesson to all other copyright trolls out there. Judge yourselves accordingly.
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We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Congratulations to everyone involved, especially Morgan and Nick.
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Posted in Copyright Trolls, Federal Criminal Law, Joinder, P2P, Peer-to-peer, The Thompsons Film LLC, Torrent, tagged 1:13-cv-00595-DCN, 1:13-cv-00687-WYD-MEH, 1:13-cv-02365, 1:13-cv-02367, 1:13-cv-02368, 1:13-cv-02371, 2:13-cv-00126-LRS, 2:13-cv-00260-EAS-MRA, 2:13-cv-00320-UA-SPC, 2:13-cv-00560-RSL, 303128C04F9E11A17E76DB1399F4D40F996BFE3E, 4:13-cv-00577-RWS, 4C55A9C583CDC447A14CF245BBD9C1F3AAA30C23, 6:13-cv-00469, 6:13-cv-00671-CEH-TBS, 88144855EEC090F98A93D85547BD540A8EF50716, 8:13-cv-01103-MSS-MAP, 8:13-cv-01104-JSM-TBM, : (310) 284-3494, bittorrent, Carl D. Crowell, copyright trolls, email@example.com, Crowell Law, David J. Stephenson Jr., DieTrollDie, Douglas E. Riddell, E9B2E49113086845E0F92FC5B06D2CFAE44731D4, Elsa Ramo, firstname.lastname@example.org, HARNESS DICKEY & PIERCE, hash numbers, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd., Joel R. Samuels, Law Offices of Elsa Ramo, Matthew L. Cutler, Maureen C. VanderMay, Michael A. Hierl, Motion to Quash, PAu003570840, PAu003651594, SHA1 hash numbers, The Thompsons, The Thompsons Film, The Thompsons Film LLC, Thompsons Film, Todd S. Parkhurst, VanderMay Law Firm on May 1, 2013|
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For those of you interested in the “chemistry” behind the bittorrent lawsuits and the “SHA1 hash numbers” affiliated with each title allegedly downloaded in each copyright infringement case, Die Troll Die has written up a very simple to understand article on the topic.
His analysis relates specifically to the The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-155 (Case No. 6:13-cv-00469) and similar cases, however the application of the SHA1 hash number analysis is relevant to any bittorrent lawsuit.
While answering a question for a Doe, I decided to dig a little deeper into the various “Thompsons” cases filed throughout the US. I apologize for missing an ‘interesting‘ aspect in case The Thompsons Film, LLC, v. Does 1-155, 6:13-cv-00469. complaint_00469(OR) The SHA1 hash number I listed was ONLY ONE of THREE hash files in the IP address listing. I was a bit shocked, as this type of activity is very old-school copyright troll, as well as stupid in my opinion. John Steele (Steele-Hansmeier/Prenda Law) liked to do this with his early cases. We had another Troll try this a while back in Louisiana over a year ago – Multiple Hash Files.
The reason I call it stupid is because it shows that some of the BitTorrent activity is not related and thus some of the Does are improperly joined with the others Does. …
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