And folks wonder why there is a dis-trust of the Police. When you a child you are taught that the police officer is your friend and their to help.
Now a days you have to be wary of some police officers and their intent. It used to be your were presumed innocent until found guilty, in reality your are guilty until you can prove your innocent.
Technology is a wonderful thing, the public knows as does law enforcement. The problem now is law enforcement has and will abuse technology if they think it will be used to show behavior they do not want the public or the court to know about.
It is sad to see the deck is stacked against you in a court and that Judges decide that instead of being impartial, they would rather go with flow rather than the law.
I was not aware of the fact that Paul's brother works for the IRS. I wouldn't doubt that if his brother asked he would give an opinion on how to rectify thing's.
I would hope that Mark wouldn't do anything that would put him in a position of jeopardy (my opinion of course) But the fact that Paul has used his wife as a client if I recall correctly in the Class Action Objection settlements leads me to be of the opinion that it may not be so.
Considering that Pual's other brother Peter was allegedly the investigator in Prenda cases and submitted affidavits attesting to such leads me to believe that the family sticks together.
That was very interesting to read, thanks for sharing the info.
I will take Steele's calim that he and or/even Nazaire were hacked with a grain of salt. Steele also used the claim in court cases saying Lightspeed was hacked and that was the basis for his torrent related lawsuit.
The hacked line was a way to get around and out of some of the courts that were seeing how bogus these lawsuits were. Steele is once again looking for someone else to blame for things.
Look at the spread sheet that Gibbs produced that shows Payments to Steele and Hansmeier for hundreds of thousands of dollars each.
First their claim was that this was made up, then they claimed even if it were true then Gibbs stole it andit is confidential information (so which is it John, stolen or not...pick one claim and go with it!)
Now the new story is that Gibbs fabricated this all up and the figures are made up because Gibbs is out to get Steele, Hansmeier and Duffy. I guess the fact that John tried to pin everything that was going wrong in their lawsuits all on Gibbs and tell Gibbs he has to be the fall guy didn't work out to plan.
We all know the Prenda game plan is to deny, deflect and delay..it is their standard play when they are on the shit end of the stick and this is no different.
Steele will try and say it is the infringers out to get him, and that defense counsel is in on it and that anyone connected to Roswell must be plotting against him and those who protect copyrights are part of the conspiracy to destroy him and his valiant fight against the oppressive infringing machine that is chugging away to bring him down.
I would take any claims that Steele is making with a grain of salt. After all this is the guy who registered companies at his sisters address and seemingly named a trust after his sister boyfriends family name as well as made his caretaker allegedly as the CEO of a number of companies that the poor caretaker knew nothing about.
I would hate to be his pet cat or parrot or his garbage man, lord knows what you may own or be running without your knowledge.
This is all part of the Prenda strategy, it's always everyone else and not any of the three stooges. If you don't believe me, just ask John.
LMAO....So Steele went around the defense counsel and contacted people and companies that were subpoenaed by Sweet whose subpoena's were granted by the Judge hearing this case and told them they need not provide information to Sweet via those subpoenas were stayed.
That maneuver ought to play well with the Judge hearing this case. In effect Steele violated the rules of court and his oath as an officer of the court to pervert access to the documents Sweet was seeking.
Wow. If you ever wonder how low Steele will go to keep from having to pay penalties or to avoid justice, well we have a new winner ~Ding Ding Ding~
I would have to be of the opinion the Judge will slam Steele for that move. To intentionally contact those who were subpoenaed by the court to disclose information by a court order and insinuate to them that the order was stayed and they didn't need to provide the information any longer seems unfathomable to me in my opinion.
I highly doubt that the state ethics board looking at a lawyers mis-deeds would find it acceptable as well. If Steele has a license to catch rat's after this I will be surprised.
There is no way Steele is going to be able to say "I didn't understand the courts directive", or "I didnt interpret it that way", or "I thought it was no longer valid"
Steele is starting to make criminals look honest and make lawyers look like the real crooks. I can't even imagine what Steele will do if RICO comes to find him.
The prosecution in a RICO case will just let John convince a jury he is guilty himself just with his actions.
The Team Prenda mantra has always been deny, deflect, delay in any functions with the court when they are in trouble whther it has been with a Judges order, defendant counsel requests and paying of any sanctions penalties or judgements that have wen't against Prenda or any of the three clowns associated with it.
Steele's ego knows no bounds. John is the true definition of a narcissist in my opinion. I truly think John Steele believes he is untouchable and too clever to have any ill effects hit him personally or professionally.
Steele will be revered though in Law classes around the country when Law Students get to the Ethics portion of their law classes and it will be titled "How t oknow when you have crossed the line Prenda 101".
Steele and Duffy are smart, they found some unique ways to keep their copyright troll settlement scheme going in a variety of different way under a vary of different statutes.
The Problem Team Prenda had was pure greed, it's when they decided to cut the pron film makers and studios out of the mix and have "their" own client in house to represent and thus cut out anyone else they had to share settlements with.
The goal for 100% return on investment is where they failed, where they thought they were too smart to have any notice any irregularities in their litigation.
It will be interesting to see how they fare if a RICO indictment comes from a Grand Jury. They also have to deal with a IRS Criminal Division investigation and the loss of their ability to practice.
The excuses and denials will still flow from Steele and Hansmeier for years to come to avoid prosecution, but they can only deny, deflect and delay for so long
The piper is starting to call and they are starting to have to pay.
Mrs Garcia and her counsel are dreaming in Technicolor if they think that they will survive this appeal and still come out on top.
The Judge wasn't going to reverse his ruling when they filed the inital motion after the verdict, and I highly doubt the appeals court hearing Google's appeal is going to let it stand.
The absurdity of this ruling will hit home, and this will be struck. One could only imagine the damage this ruling would do if it was left to stand. You would have hundreds if not thousands of Garcia type cases flooding the court.
So instead of using this early leak as a way to let the public hype up the game and drive people towards it, they decide to stifle people's impressions of the game and now they foster apathy towards Fox itself and the game.
Obviously marketing and PR is not in their corporate mantra, but doing something detrimental is.
I agree. The Government has been playing word games in not saying we didn't and not saying we did.
With all that has transpired from the Snowden leaks I assume that they do this already, I certainly wouldn't believe anything the government has to say considering the way they have let the NSA run amok.
It seems more and more that the NSA is out of control. Everytime there is a revelation that comes out it seems it is worse than the last.
Let's see, they have spied on their own citizens's and officials, they have spied on friendly governments and their officials, they have spied on human right organisations, and even spied on the U.N.
If you ever wonder when something has run amok, the NSA fits that description to a "T". I guess the NSA has run out of groups to spy on ( watch out Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, you could be next )
Obama and any government that comes after it will need a ton of chap stick on hand because they are going to be kissing ass for years to come to fix all the damage that the NSA has done with it's spying program run amok.
I wouldn't doubt at all that the Judge has made a mental note of that comment for the next time that Mr.Voelker has an appeal in front of her.
Much like the clients he was defending, I would be of the opinion that Voelker when questioned by the court on the issues at hand and Team Prenda finding's in other courts didn't have much of a defense that resonated well with the Judges, nor do I think he liked the limb Team Prenda had him perched on.
So basically after listening to the hearing what I have gleaned is we are hearing is Voelker more or less reciting what we have heard Team Prenda plead in other courts when they have been on the end of an OSC or when a sanctions judgement has been entered against them.
So they basically just have re-hashed pretty much every argument we have read in past decisions that have come against Team Prenda.
The transcript from the last hearing were Team Prenda basically said "we didn't do this" "we shouldn't be held accountable" "we didnt do anything wrong" So what is really new here..nothing....zip...nada
This is basically another hail mary to get out from under the weight of the courts sanction finding and the monetary penalties from the Judge in the Smith/Lightspeed case.
Once again the DOJ & the U.S Government have shown a wanton disregard for due process of law. Kim Dotcom and Megaupload should be allowed to keep the servers up.
As it could have evidence that proves their innocence. The U.S. Government and the DOJ could release some of Megaupload's seize bank account fund and give some of that cash to preserve the servers to Carpathia till the end of the trial.
There would be no cost to the government or to the DOJ, it would be coming from Megaupload's cash. I doubt even Megaupload would have an issue with this nor would the EFF.
The mere fact that the government want's to stack the deck in their favor, and deny Megaupload and Dotcom the preservation of the servers makes one wonder what the government is afraid of.
Once again this just proves what we have all been seeing is that there is no right to a fair trial and access to the evidence as far as the government is concerned.
Another sign of just how far the U.S. government has strayed into the abyss.