John Steele and Prenda Law

This is the place to discuss predatory porn lawsuits by John Steele and his gang (Formerly Steele Hansmeier, now Prenda Law, and soon “Anti-piracy law group”):

PRENDA LAW, INC. 1111 Lincoln Road, #400 (Regus Business Center)
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Telephone: 305-748-2102
Fax: 305-748-2103
http://www.wefightpiracy.com

See the Copyright trolls page for the list of scam artists.

Telephone numbers Prenda use to place harassment calls:

305-748-2102
800-380-0840
312-880-9160
305-397-8558
702-445-6064

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January 2014.

An attorney who has represented several dozen folks accused of movie and music downloads would like to speak with individuals who have settled a porn downloading claim (for whatever reason) when they did not download the alleged file or movie.

The attorney is trying to determine if there is a pattern to those sorts of settlements which could form the basis for legal action.

The conversation would be completely confidential, and would not create any obligation on your part. If you are interested in speaking with that attorney, please send him an email to attorney@fightcopyrighttrolls.com.

Comments
  1. Anonymuss says:

    Looks like Prenda is on their way to the garbage… which means calls calls calls and more calls. Reaching at straws here LOL.. too funny.

  2. Raul says:

    Prenda’s longest running monster lawsuit (to my memory) finally bit the dust last week. Filed in TXSD back on 12-20-2011 the case is Millennium v. Doe (plus 938 “co-conspirators”) at docket 11-cv-4501. The lawsuit was originally dismissed without prejudice on 12-14-2012 http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815.123.0.pdf which would have allowed Prenda to either threaten Does with a refiling or actually refile suit. However, famed Doe Defenders Booth & Sweet filed a motion to alter the Order of Dismissal to make it one “with prejudice so that such a refiling could not occur.http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815.126.0.pdf While the motion was pending another attorney wrote the judge to complain that a “Jeff Schultz” was threatening to refile the lawsuit against his client.http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815.131.0.pdf On 2-19-2013 Judge Gilmore altered the Order of Dismissal to one “with prejudice”. http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815.134.0.pdf If you are one of the “co-conspirators” in that lawsuit you are now off the hook.

    Docket is here http://ia600806.us.archive.org/2/items/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815/gov.uscourts.txsd.940815.docket.html

  3. John Balls says:

    Steele and Duffy reply to my trolling emails (not copyright trolling but troll-the-troll trolling):

    From Paul Duffy pduffy@pduffygroup.com Sat, Aug 4, 2012 5:51 am

    Go fuck yourself douchebag. If you want to beat off in your mommy’s kitchen go ahead but at least pay for what you are beating off to. Dumb ass

    From Paul Duffy paulduffy2005@gmail.com Wed, Sep 26, 2012 8:23 pm

    Puss.

    From member72423 member72423@countermail.com (John Steele) Wed, Sep 26, 2012 3:19 pm

    Yawn. That’s it? After months of watching us continue to kick pirates around, the best you got is “Horse turd?”

    The idea that some loser is following us around like a little dog brought a chuckle from the office this morning.

    You keep sending us emails, we will keep the settlements coming in (record month BTW), and we can all be happy.

    Ps. I know all you want is a little attention, so I decided to make your day by finally opening up one of your emails and responding. Good doggie.

    From member72423@countermail.com Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:24 pm

    Its been a few weeks, must be time for the anonymous losers and wanna be lawyers on DTD to pray their latest crap will work. So sad.

    linking “great minds” to DTD was just the laugh I needed this morning.

    From John Steele johnlsteele@gmail.com Tue, Jan 1, 2013 2:41 am

    Happy New Years! Here’s to an even better 2013!

    From Paul Duffy paulduffy2005@gmail.com Tue, Jan 1, 2013 3:03 am

    Dildo.

    From John Steele johnlsteele@gmail.com Mon, Jan 21, 2013 3:51 am

    As always, too busy making money and having fun to take you seriously. Colorado $prings is due to the idiots as I write this. Go to bed, the adults are having fun! I got a lot of money that says the person I’m with tonight tops yours (Actual woman, you JOP).

    FYI: Jerk Off Pro

    From Paul Duffy pduffy@pduffygroup.com Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:19 am

    Bubba joke – “I am a coward who calls himself John balls and sends stypud and anonymous emails. H’yuk! Look-a-me!”.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This article (http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/199640331.html) has a pic of Paul Hansmeier. Looks like he’s been losing sleep. I hope he shows on April 2nd.

  5. Raul says:

    In GAND Doe Defender Chintella has dropped an awesome motion for sanctions against Prenda and its members. http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.gand.188990/gov.uscourts.gand.188990.16.0.pdf Unbelievably excellent motion setting out Prenda’s apparent fraud to date.

  6. SJD says:

    Does anyone have a screenshot of Mark Lutz’s LinkedIn page where he lists Prenda as his employer?

  7. Mysterious Anonymous says:

    I’m waiting breathlessly for RECAP links to go up but judging by today’s chatter on Twitter it sounds like we can check Prenda, Steele | Hansmeier, Whoever, off the list. I read some things about a criminal referral to the IRS, $81K in sanctions, referral to every bar they have cases in front of, referral to the US Attorney for the Central District of California…

    Basically, it sounds like a number of people just got welcomed to the Big Leagues.

    Congratulations, everyone.

    • Mysterious Anonymous says:

      http://ia601508.us.archive.org/28/items/gov.uscourts.cacd.543744/gov.uscourts.cacd.543744.130.0.pdf

      Haven’t read it yet, but it starts by quoting Spock!

      • Anonymous says:

        “Third, though Plaintiffs boldly probe the outskirts of law, the only enterprise
        they resemble is RICO. The federal agency eleven decks up is familiar with their
        prime directive and will gladly refit them for their next voyage.”

        Love it!

        • qazwiz says:

          even more appropriate is the fact that StarTrek group is based on all sharing all with REPLICATORS creating virtually everything the principals consume, hear, view and all other uses for objects, real and imagined (AKA digital)

      • BTD says:

        WOW!!!!!! can you say ouch

    • Anonymous says:

      Holy shit! How can they claim defamation now?! The word fraud, RICO, etc. is used all throughout the order. I would think Wright basically killed the defamation suit with this too. Kudos to everyone who shed light on Prenda’s extortion scheme. I hope these clowns are disbarred and brought up on tax evasion charges.

  8. Mysterious Anonymous says:

    I didn’t know Lady Justice could do dropkicks, but she just dropkicked some punks into the garbage!

  9. Mysterious Anonymous says:

    Oh wow, Brett Gibbs was scheduled to get back from his honeymoon today, according to Duffy and Steele’s excusemaking in Florida.

    It is as if Wright was watching their shenanigans in other cases and decided to give him a late wedding present.

  10. TeamPrendaFanClubMember says:

    http://www.twitter.com/Cloudscout

    Cooper vs. Prenda default hearing

    Judge to Paul H: “I believe you to be in violation of a whole lot of rules.” #Prenda

    Judge to Paul H: “I will be reporting this to the Lawyers Board.” #Prenda

    Judge orders #Prenda to cease all use of Cooper’s name immediately.

    Paul H not doing so good this week.

  11. D'oh! says:

    Now that it looks pretty likely ol’ John Steele uploaded the porn himself I wonder how much it would cost to hire Mark Lutz to call him up and annoy him?

  12. SteveG says:

    After Delvan Neville’s excellent investigation, I really really really want to see Prenda challenged on whether or not they have pursued litigation against Pirate Bay user “sharkmp4″ and, if they haven’t, why. After all, he seems to be the one true serial infringer. If he is distributing all of their works, and he is not them (as Steele seems to claim), then why haven’t they gone after him?

    • SJD says:

      Exactly! As I commented on TechDirt,

      John Steele, let me make an announcement for you, an announcement you should have made day before yesterday:

      “I would like to thank Mr. Neville for uncovering the mega-thief, the initial seeder of our client’s copyrighted works. Your our hero, Delvan. Our team of lawyers is currently filing numerous lawsuits around the country… and motions for early discovery asking judges to subpoena ISPs in order to unmask the criminal who nearly destroyed our client’s business. Mumbo Jumbo Chicken Gumbo!”

  13. Anonymous says:

    I’m unsure if any one had seen this but I happened upon it while google-ing new about Prenda/LW Systems
    https://madisonrecord.com/news/257611-judge-dismisses-lw-systems-computer-hacking-suit-with-prejudice

    • Anonymous says:

      Adam Urbanczyk said it was a “welcomed development”. Of course it is. He’s in collusion with Prenda. Didn’t want to risk their affiliation coming out during discovery. When is someone going to nail this guy to the wall and prove his unethical and illegal behavior?!

  14. Bob says:

    Does a summary of why the IRS should be interested in these cases exist? There might be an ear that showed interest.

    • SJD says:

      There are plenty of ears that have been showing interest for more than a year… I’m aware of some local IRS investigations prior to Wright’s referral…. yet since May 5 2013, IRS CID is the the ticking nuclear bomb. No one knows when the blast will occur though.

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