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Porn-trolling Prenda lawyers slammed by federal judge

By Jesse
May 7, 2013
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  1. In a satisfying case of justice well served, US District Judge Otis Wright made it definitively clear what the Internet has for months decried in comment boxes everywhere: porn-trolling, litigation-happy copyright law firm Prenda Law are a bunch of crooks....

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,419   +1,596

    Why not pay back all those lawsuits, won against the people that were obviously wrongly accused? I thought this was a justice system we have.
     
  3. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +110

    Hopefully this ruling will allow those who were falsely accused to sue Prenda themselves. Whatever happened to that thing called evidence? Someone could download a video named "The Hangover" and it could be a video of some random person's hangover after partying during the Superbowl, having absolutely nothing to do with the motion picture. You know damn well these bottom feeders would try to get that person's information to start a lawsuit.
     
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  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,419   +1,596

    Thats assuming those that were falsely accused finds out they now have an open door and whether they feel they have time to deal with such issues. IMO, this should have been a courts ruling, ordering Prenda to pay back what was wrongfully taken.
     
  5. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Enthusiast Posts: 228   +20

    Congratulations to US District Court Judge Otis Wright. Finally, a federal judge with cahones willing to hold scumbag lawyers accountable.
     
  6. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 957   +116

    Wont these bottom feeding scum bags just file for bankruptcy and therefore negate any possible counter lawsuit that may be brought on by former victims... Its a small victory still at least.
     
  7. "Porn-trolling lawyers slammed by judge"...

    slammed, lol.
     
  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    @Admuz
    The company itself CAN file for Bankruptcy. However given that this is a ACTUAL criminal act, they cant file bankruptcy for that. The victims of this scam may or maynot be able to get their cash back. Most prolly wont even refile because of the social implications surrounding illegaly downloading. Its the criminal aspect that really should be looked at. Mainly because even if they do file for bankruptcy, a criminal ruling would show a pattern and most judges would add on extra punative damages. Now they have to pay that much more when they do get out of prison. Its going to be a interesting story to follow.
     


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