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Comedy gold: Watch three U.S. judges dismantle a copyright troll's case
Comedy gold: Watch three U.S. judges dismantle a copyright troll's case

Prenda Law Group, the notorious law firm that disbanded soon after a Los Angeles federal judge accused it of operating a "porno-trolling collective" and slapped its principals with steep contempt sanctions, was back in court Monday to appeal the judge's order. Hilarity ensued, as you can tell from the above video of the court proceedings. (The fun starts at about the 59:47 mark.) Remember Prenda Law? Its principals, who included attorneys John L. Steele and Paul Hansmeier, cooked up a neat little trolling scheme a few years ago. As we described it in 2013, Prenda collected Internet identification numbers — in technical jargon, "IP...

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