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Court Punishes Copyright ‘Troll’ Lawyer for Repeatedly Lying to The Court

Over the past several years, independent photographers have filed more than a thousand lawsuits against companies that allegedly use their work without permission. As many targets are mainstream media outlets, these can be seen as David vs. Goliath battles. However, the nature of these cases is described as classic copyright-trolling by many. The driving force […]

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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 […]