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Cooperative ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawyer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

John Steele, one of the attorneys behind the ‘copyright troll’ law firm Prenda, has been sentenced to five years in prison. The attorney was one of the masterminds behind the fraudulent scheme that extracted settlements from alleged pirates. Because of Steele’s cooperative stance, his sentence is significantly lower than that of co-conspirator Paul Hansmeier. Over […]

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New “Small Claims” Bill Welcomed by Rightsholders, Feared by Copyright Troll Fighters

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House and Senate this week, proposes to establish a copyright board to address “small claims.” Various copyright holders applaud the proposal, stating that this will allow smaller creators to protect their rights without the need for expensive lawsuits. However, digital rights activists and attorneys fear that the CASE […]

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Notorious ‘Copyright Troll’ Outfit Hands Over its US Operations to New ‘Joint Venture’

GuardaLey, the world’s most infamous ‘copyright-trolling’ operation in the BitTorrent space, says it has entered into a joint venture with a US company called American Films Inc. The latter will become the 100% owner of GuardaLey’s US operations. According to Bloomberg data, American Films Inc. currently has no “significant operations”. Every year, many thousands of […]