Porno-copyright troll behind "Prenda Law" pleads guilty to everything


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/07/finally.html


#2

The mills of God grind slowly, especially where lawyers might be the defendants. But sometimes they get there.


#3

I hope the judge brings the hammer, er, gavel, down hard.


#4

It’s a long saga:

https://arstechnica.com/series/whos-behind-prenda-law/


#5

FBI and IRS have investigated.

That is the most astonishing part of the article. So they can pull their thumbs out’a their asses once in awhile…


#6

Ken @ Popehat seems to think that Steele is hoping for extreme leniency (< 5 years behind bars) if he testifies against Hansmeier.


#7

He’ll be cornering the market on ramen and cigarettes in no time!


#8

The bogusness runs deep in this one: Even his portrait looks photoshopped.


#9

The irony is that Steele’s porno flicks may have featured such doings.


#10

Good one.


#11

They actually produced their own porn? I thought they just bought the rights?


#12

Per the Arstechnica story:

"Steele and Hansmeier set up “sham entities” to get copyrights to pornographic movies, “some of which they filmed themselves,”


#13

“A Steele and Hansmeier Production” =/= sign of quality, even in pornography.


#14

So they have a fallback in case the whole lawyer thing doesn’t work out? Because it’s not working out.


#15

Now that’s a porn worthy name. “Steele Gets Hammered 5”


#16

It does have a certain ‘ring’ to it.


#17

That may depend on whether or not they can put out good porn (assuming there’s really such a thing as bad porn).


#18

heh-heh – wanna have some fun" Go post that on /b/.


#19

…And if people weren’t such goddamn prudes (I’m looking at you, America), these fucken jive turkeys wouldn’t have a business model.


#20

Trust me. There IS such a thing as bad porn.