|Shakespeare. The Merchant of Venice.|
Since Prenda became a national poster child, I’m not compelled to cover its illustrious downfall anymore, unless I have something unique to add: there are people who write much better than yours truly. I’m sure anyone who follows Prenda stories enjoyed yesterday’s news: our trolls had their first oral argument on appeal in front of the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (appealing Judge Murphy’s sanctions in Lightspeed Media Corporation v. Smith et al, ILSD 12-cv-00889). If you didn’t listen to the recording yet, you definitely should. Also read:
- Cook County Record: Seventh Circuit hears arguments in Prenda attorneys’ appeal over $261K sanction order; judge says Lightspeed record is “troublesome” by Bethany Krajelis.
- Techdirt: Appeals Court Not At All Impressed By Prenda’s Appeal by Mike Masnick.
- ArsTechnica: “Copyright troll” Prenda Law completely bombs at appeals court by Joe Mullin.
- Erin Russel’s tweets.
I want to present an eyewitness story. Heather S. enjoyed the show personally, so her first-hand impressions are valuable.