07 May 2013

Lawyer Trolls at Prenda: Getting what they Deserve

Judge Otis Wright is my hero. He has no mercy for people who abuse the legal system and he quotes Star Trek. He kicks ass. Check out this quote:
They've discovered the nexus of antiquated copyright laws, paralyzing social stigma, and unaffordable defense costs. And they exploit this anomaly by accusing individuals of illegally downloading a single pornographic video. Then they offer to settle—for a sum calculated to be just below the cost of a bare-bones defense. For these individuals, resistance is futile; most reluctantly pay rather than have their names associated with illegally downloading porn. So now, copyright laws originally designed to compensate starving artists allow, starving attorneys in this electronic-media era to plunder the citizenry.
Read the full story at Ars.


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