Friday, February 15, 2013

Copyright Troll Going To Jail?

These copyright troll cases have gotten crazy! In the last couple months, since I last posted anything, there have been absolutely the most unbelievable developments all over the country.

I could try and summarize all the various goings on, but there have been so many that I couldn't do it justice. But in a nutshell, the Prenda Law scallywags behind the most blatant copyright extortion racket are in deep, deep doo doo.

So rather than try myself, let me point you to an excellent article by Joe Patrice at abovethelaw.com which sums it up nicely.

But in a nutshell, Judge Otis Wright down in the Central District of California (Los Angeles area) had this warning for Prenda's lawyers:

[T]he Court will consider whether sanctions are appropriate, and if so, determine the proper punishment. This may include a monetary fine, incarceration, or other sanctions sufficient to deter future misconduct. Failure by [counsel of record Brett L.] Gibbs to appear will result in the automatic imposition of sanctions along with the immediate issuance of a bench warrant for contempt.
All this just because some lawyers stole someone's identity so they could fabricate a fake off-shore company just to extort money from innocent people. No big deal, right?