Anyone who responded would have thus officially identified himself as a Prenda principal, and at the moment the whole gang is doing their utmost to distance themselves (at least, in the eyes of the law) from the operation.
I think Thompson is more concerned about the potential financial conflict of interest for the university with it's core mission of teaching. (Well, two core missions: education and research, but this concern is about education.) With investments from faculty, deans, and wealthy alumni, the university could be disincentivizing some students from obtaining a degree. Certainly students have left the university in the past without graduatuing to form very successful companies, but likely without the university (or major players at the university) so regularly having a financial interest in the students' doing so. (Although I could be wrong about that.)
son, anonymous, and your various other incarnations:
Allow me to explain this to you slowly and clearly, using small words:
1. Horrible bombing happens. No claim of responsibility, and no evidence of any kind to tell us who was responsible.
2. Rep. Steve King wants to promote his agenda, which by all evidence available (none) is completely unrelated to the bombing.
3. Rep. King takes advantage of this tragedy to advance his career and spread fear and prejudice and general bullshit.
I'm wondering how they arrived at this number. Does Wolfe Films pay another company to search for links and file DMCA takedown notices, or is the $30K an estimation of Wolfe's employees' time value spent on this? If it's an outside vendor, then I'd guess it's the vendor who told Wolfe Films that they'd be out of business without their service.
You left out Hansmeier's great response about the financial records:
Well, in the financial records I reviewed there were some Excel spreadsheets, I guess if you're going to call them books, that had some sort of numbers on them. They weren't very complete and they weren't very well labeled, but they were in Mark Lutz's possession.
The whole deposition is a work of inspired comic and tragic genius.
Assembled spectators in the courtroom gallery: "I'm Alan Cooper!" "No, I'M Alan Cooper!"
I work in Downtown L.A. and am thinking about taking a long lunch on Monday to witness this spectacle in person.
Do you suppose they allow popcorn in the courtroom?