Prenda Law Founder disbarred after Pornographic Movie Copyright Scam

by admin on November 10, 2017


Ars Technica recounts the $6 million copyright scam by Prenda Law founder Jon Steele and co-defendant Paul Hansmeiser as blackmailing pornographic movie subscribers with charges and public embarrassment unless they paid a $3,000 fee.

The scam consisted of the duo uploading pornographic movies to popular file-sharing sites and then sued whoever downloaded the links. They posed as their own clients, insinuating they were the copyright owners. They issued a warrant to Internet service providers in order to obtain subscriber personal information, which they used to harass for settlement fees.

Both men have been disbarred and Hansmeier is still contesting the charges against him while Steele is working with the feds against Hansmeier.

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