The thing about the Prenda gang is that when they write motions or submit briefs to the court that are chock full of BS (to put it lightly) that they seem to believe everything they put in is fact.
Steele, Hansmeier and Duffy have for so long inserted fiction into their case filings that I don't think they can separate fiction and reality any further.
They all used to know where the line was on right and wrong within their profession, the problem is that the endless pursuit of cash whether made illegally or not has blurred the line for them.
There is no way any of the Prenda gang can say this is a one of occasion with regards to the pron suits. The Prenda gang has done this with the class action objection scheme, and the latest in the ADA scheme.
So the fact that they are all about going after settlement cash because their is very little risk and big reward means they won't stop, until they are rattling the bars in their cell.
Wait till we see some Federal Judge or Politician have to go thru the border and some Border Agent has no idea who they are and they pull this shenanigan on them, then Holy Hell will break out over what a travesty this unjustified and demoralizing search is.
Only then will the shit hit the fan so to speak, if your just not important they dont care, they say this is about terrorism... That's B.S. your average terrorist is going to sneak over the border, they have Visa's and other phony documents to walk in with.
And they sure aren't going to have a laptop with how to blow up white house folder on it nor are they going to have Osama and Jihad Central in their contacts lists.
This is all about snatching anyone and everyones information and feeding it back to the mother data base for future reference or to further criminal cases against you.
They want to hoover up every piece of information on everyone they can and it has shit to do with terrorism... This is all politics.
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Could you even imagine what giving control to edit what you see in search result to the RIAA and MPAA would be like? That's like giving the wife the Credit Card with no limit to it...Disaster!
Let's see we have the RIAA & MPAA two organizations who try and defend the music and film industry dinosaur and monopolistic grip they had for years and years on how you get the product from them and the monies made from it.
Instead of adapting and changing the way you delivery those forms of entertainment to the public, they fought them tooth and nail and in the process fell further behind and out of pace with technological advances to bring those services to the masses.
Let's review something, Google had receieved over 21 million erroneous take down requests from the thrid party contractors who do this on entertainment companies behalf....Why because they automate it and they can't even get that right.
Those two trade organisation are too busy playing whack-a-mole to try and kill links with little to show for it. Those links get replaced, and it all starts again.
I sure wouldn't allow the RIAA & MPAA to edit a damn thing. the RIAA & MPAA send Google millions of takedown requests every month and they don't care whether all the information is right or even if they have the right to ask for it to be removed.
They send have been sending more and more DCMA notices every month, so they can point and say "look how many we sent, we're getting screwed to the Government" and it is used as a tactic to try and get Google, Yahoo, Bing and Yandex etc to give them the back door access they want.
Look at How it has gone in the UK with the restriction of sites and using letters from the Police with no court orders to have sites take down, and then you have the secret list of sites to be blacklisted that BPI protects and doesn't want anyone to know what or why they were included on it.... and how is that going for them, people have found other ways to get to the offending sites on their restriced list.
They didn't want music file sharing services like iTunes and video services like Netflix because they knew they would have to give up a share of the profits, they couldnt be in control of how and where you get and for how much... their monopoly was in jeopardy.
They say they wan't to protect the creators of the works and make sure they get their due for their creation? Really? Must be why the artists, actors, musicians, directors often sue those various entertainment companies for the way they account for monies earn from those works, and they are constantly getting sued.
So yeah they seem trustworthy, what could go wrong there..
If you think about it, Lutz won't appear, and Steele and Crooks can say that Lutz was in possession of it and John scoured every dive bar, card board box and gutter and still couldnt find Lutz to help make sure Lutz got to this hearing.
If they don't try something like this, I would be surprised unless Steele goes to give some of his whimsical testimony as to how he witnessed the agreement being signed.
Hmm now that I think about it, isn't this agreement signed by Alan Cooper? So didn't Steele say before that Lutz had signed it on Coopers behalf in the case that was before Judge Chen in N. Calif?
I could have swore something like that occurred, of course the Prenda gang could always have Duffy appear and do some of his brilliant court room maneuvers to try and sweet talk the Judge into why he is all upside down on this.
Should be interesting...Here Rico...Here boy! Dinner time!
This has never been about protecting someone works, this is all about the settlement game. While Malibu will follow thru on some cases, they like Prenda before them are hoping you are just going to settle.
This is basically extortion and blackmail in a legal forum, take the courts out of it and you have what it really is.
The fact that Malibu has an actual client that isn't a figment of John Steel's imagination or someone who looked after his dog is the difference maker on that front.
But this is the same thing Prenda was doing which is use the courts to extract settlements from people with the threat of a lawsuit. Honestly they are no better than Prenda.
The government loves to throw money at shit like this.
However with all the bureaucratic bumbling and the usually political interference and what's in it for me attitude that always prevails, it will get bogged down and go way over budget and then by the time they get even half finished the measures will be outdated like every other time they try to do this.
The Cyber security and academic community has tried this with the government before. 58 different people that are specialists in Cyber Security offered the government their help out of concern, and the government turned their nose up at it because it didn't see a problem.
When you were a kid just starting school and as you progressed in those first few years we were always taught that the Policeman was our friend and was their to help us.
Now more than ever nowadays it seems the opposite when you have cases like this where due process is out the window and your right matter not one iota.
It seems now that covering up police misdeeds and the blue wall of silence are at the forefront. This is the reality. The bad thing is that the Policeman's word carries more weight with the court than some average joe and even more so if you have any kind of a criminal record.
If it wasn't for cameras recording and these types of events being reported , the average joe wouldn't even have a chance.
The mere fact that they will charge you (whether you are guilty or not) is a travesty in itself as the mantra now seems to be we will charge them and make the story fir to the event innocent or not.
It is almost now if you call the Police you had better have someone recording it for YOUR safety and security otherwise you could be behind bars.
I guess teh old days where the police were proud and had integrity is long gone, and you wonder why people have a distrust for the police.... events like this are why.
And you wonder why people don't trust the U.S. Government including it's own citizens.
The U.S. Government just gave the FISA court justices and the court system in general the finger.
The U.S. Government is basically saying we wan't to have blanket authority to do what we will and we will not reveal our methods or the reasons behind them, even if we are told to do so in a court of law.
The Government and it's Justice Department along with the Intelligence agencies have run amok and seem to be beyond control of anyone and seem to answer to no one.
Hansmeier dismissed these due to the fact that this lady had no idea she was involved in a lawsuit (now doesn't that seem familiar...hello, calling Allen Cooper).
I am sure any defense lawyer worth his money would have fact checked Hansmeier's so called "client" and then realized who Hansmeier was and I am sure they would have mentioned Prenda Law to the Judge and that would have been game over right there.
Never mind the fact that Flint Million one was suspicious enough to raise people to want to look at Hansmeiers filing. I have doubts that Hansmeier is doing this alone I am sure Steele is involved as well.
Considering there porn trolling days are dead in the water, and how addicted they are to getting easy cash through settlements, I see them both neck deep involved in the next thing to keep the gravy train rolling.
I highly doubt that Hansmeier thought that his ADA lawsuits would make the media but now that they have and his claasjustice firm has had the light shone on it, I would be of the opinion he is going to have a tough time in the ADA lawsuit game.
I wonder how long it will be till Mark Lutz or Paul's pet cat starts being named as clients he will be suing on behalf of.
Same with the Allen Mooney connection, does anyone believe that it was really Allen Mooney on the line talking to Lily Poss or are some of us wondering if that isn't John Steele doing some calling like he did with GoDaddy.
I have to wonder if Paul is taking the old Prenda strategy to heart, that if you can';t find a client you just manufacture one to suit your needs.
Sure seem like this is what occurred, Hansmeier got scared enough to dismiss these suits before a judge or defense counsel brought it to the courts attention
Lol The twisted loguic of the Prenda gang. You are sittying there and talking about the ISP shielding pirates? Deny, Deflect, Delay... the Prenda mantra.
The ISP's want their money and rightfully so due to the legal expenses they occured in fighting to not have to turn over this information because You and Hnasmeier decided to sue for subscribers information to keep the extorion-er- I mean settlements coming.
You and Hansmeier are the ones who brought the ISP's into this and they have occured expense fighting this and they are entitled to have their fees paid by Prenda and yourselves.
Trying to make your self and Hansmeuier out as sojme saviours and martyrs of copyright justic is beyond laughable given the numerous cpourt proceeding where wrong doing has been found in Prenda cases.
John, Your no more a victim here than Hansmeier is and to play it off as such is beyond laughable. What about all the people you sued that didn't infirnge or steal anything that settled out of not being able to afford to mount a defense.
What about those you threatend and bullied with phone calls and letters and intimidation tactics like telling them that they could be liable for tens of thousands of dollars if they didn't settle now.
The only thimng your a victim of is the fact that your scheme has blown up in your face, and your facing a possible RICO indictment and Tax Evasion charges at some point.
Now you guys cry poverty and the "it wasn't me" defense, but I guess when that $1.9 Mil was rolling in your weren't feeling too sorry about yourself.
You two are the authors of your own demise, you created the circumstances you find yourself in becausae of pure greed, not because you were out there saving copyrigted works from being pirated.
This has ajnd never will be about copyright abuse, this is about a litigation scheme to extort people for money by fraudlent means.
Yes porn producers can be scummy, but the mere fact that some porn producers you were working with thought something shady was going ojn and wanted out speaks volume about how even they wanted out before they were sharing a cell with you.
So Please John, next time you felll so unappreciated, just go and get a big old cross you can drag behind you for all your sacrifices you have made.
Let me guess, some of these people Hansmeier is suing on behalf of groomed his dog, or cleaned his house or office, or were maybe a childhood neighbor.
I would say it was one of his invisible friends from childhood, but I doubt that even his invisible friends would want to be connected to Hansmeier and all the baggage he has with him after the Prenda saga.
Obviously Hansmeier is addicted to making the easy money, He isn't interesting in doing what other lawyers do which is actually use your practice and help people in the process.
Hansmeier like Steele is motivated by greed and easy money. This was the case with the AF Holdings cases and with the class action objection cases and now with these DA cases (and I use the word cases as an example, feel free to use the word shakedown or extort if you so choose)
Paul obviously has learned nothing from the various rulings against him and Steele and Prenda and the various sanctions that are coming his way.
Further to that you have the multiple bar discipline referrals coming as of yet. Could this be a desperate last gasp to grab as much cash now while he still has a bar# to practice with, maybe so.
I imagine Paul knows the clock is ticking before those footsteps in the night that wake him out of his sleep and sends him racing to the window to see if it is the FBI coming to collect him for RICO and tax evasion seem much too real, and one day they will be.
Paul is making the desperate grab for cash before Duffy flips like Gibbs did, and that Mark Lutz would love to do if it wasn't for Steele holding his feet to the fire.
The revenue form Porn litigation is dead in the water, any court that even hears the mere mention of Paul Hansmeier, John Steele or Paul Duffy and Prenda Law come up in a case is going to see off reminders of Judge Wright's ruling and the Judge throwing some serious side eye towards any litigation initiated by any of those three.
We all know Paul and John will never return to practice like a normal would after set backs like these, they are too addicted to getting easy cash.
Hansmeier and Steele will live on and so will their legacy as famous porn trollers in ethics classes around the U.S. as an example of how to know when you have crossed that line in your obligations to your oath as an officer of the court and your profession.
They are really nothing more than a punch line that other Lawyers use around the water cooler. I am sure lawyers they use to see in the courthouse halls used to say hello before the Prenda saga come to light.
Now I am sure that when other Lawyers see Paul or John coming down the hall, they do the fake phone call trick or pretened to read a paper in their hand or fake a coughing fit till they are by so they can quickly get away so as to not be caught associating with those lawyers.
Let's just say you had a point or at least some sort of fact to back up your assertion, the problem with this is your assuming that this is the Mike Masnick's fault for reporting accurately the courts findings.
Your missing the point that has been made time and time again, that your litigation scheme and how it's fallen apart due to greed and bravado are costing you and Steele many sleepness nights and a future date with the IRS Criminal Division and facing a possible RICO case.
The community here are more than willing to debate the facts of these cases, but much like the Prenda filings and your various ramblings here time and time again, you avoid and facts and are all about bluster and filler.
Obviously the fact that you have tried the same strategy to get a Judge Removed from a case has backfired completely, much like it did when you tried to get Judge Wright booted from the case, guess you boys didn't learn from that.
No worries Paul, I am sure your just worried about Duffy's possible turn to a witness and Lutz wanting to do so as well. So I can see why your stressed.
Well once you go and do your time, then you can come out a free man and move on with life
Well who didn't see this coming, another Judge in another jurisdiction has found fraud upon the court in a Prenda case with it's so called "client" AF Holdings.
The only people surprised about this revelation is Steele and Hansmeier, everyone else pretty much saw the Prenda litigation strategy starting to unravel at the seems.
Paul you seem a little strung out, you ought to grab some Midol, maybe it will mellow you out a little and you really ought to take the Google alerts for your name off of your phone.
The simple fact Paul is the internet community and those who you sued in these various cases and the Lawyers who represented them brought the facts of this sham litigation scheme to the court and media's attention, and rightfully so.
You sit and blather on about due process and whine "poor me, and my reputation". Sorry Paul you and Steele are the ones who authored this strategy, you are the ones that promised porn producers bug money if they signed on, and you and Steele are the ones who's greed got the best of them and wanted to keep the pot all in house.
Steele's ego I thought was fragile, I appear to be wrong on that with all your whining you have doing on here for months under your nic, and your childish name calling for someone benefiting your education is even funnier, sad but funny.
I gather the pressure of Gibbs spilling the Dropbox details and giving the IRS Criminal Division much more info then you thought they would get has really screwed John and you plan wise of keeping those details hidden, not to mention poor Duffy seething with anger over a 40k cut out of a 1.9 Mil profit.
I can see where you were probably pissed at John for filing the bar complaint out of anger and in hopes it would make Gibbs cower to John's plan of him taking the fall, that didn't work out as John thought I would have to believe.
Now with Gibbs firmly entrenched in survival and the possibility of him cooperating with an IRS Criminal Division investigation and as a possible witness in a RICO case, there is much trouble on the home front for you, so I can see why your stressed.
You and John can't trust Lutz to put any testimony forward on the stand, not after the Florida case where he tried to play company representative, and you sure can't count on Duffy who is probably seething about that tiny cut of the profits while taking all the risk as the principal of Prenda Law.
Let's be honest Paul, Duffy is under a lot of stress here, his professional reputation is taking a beating due to the Prenda Law association with these cases, his name is the principal of Prenda, he had to come up with the bond and probably had to secure it in his name, he has been refereed to the state bar, he is on the hook for all these fee awards.
I can see where Duffy may see what Gibbs did as a smart move, take the pressure off, get out from under the sanctions and fee awards, save himself from a possible Tax evasion charge and a possible RICO indictment... I could see where taking that step to be witness for the prosecution would be better than being a co-accused, I can see why your stressed.
Then there is Mark Lutz, I bet he is wanting out from under this... I am sure when he signed on he had no idea things would go this bad and is probably a little that some Federal Judge is going to grow tired of the "Where's Waldo" game that has been going with his non appearance in several court rooms and some Judge losing patience with the litany of excuses and sending out the U.S. Marshall Service to bring him to court in chains.
Lutz I am sure is very very tempted to wanted to flip to I would guess much like Duffy. Of course after all that you really the only one left to take the hit right Paul? I mean what could happen to John, he isn't actively practicing ( wink wink) so no bar # for him to lose..so no worries for him and he wouldnt turn on you to save himself now would he?
I mean sure John could say you were the mastermind and point out the class action objection gig and the ADA gig and say you were the master mind behind Prenda and say these prove just that, but I think John is solid in your corner... he is right?
Well Paul I am glad to see your enjoying all the due process in these cases much like the so called infringers -er- victims did.. karma can be a beast.
Well you and John are going to be famous though Paul I am sure in Ethics classes everywhere the saga of Prenda Law will be par for the course and required reading.
Happy Holidays to you Paul, I hear that canned Turkey they have in the Federal Penal system is to die for.