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The Pirate Bay Helps to Expose Copyright Troll Honeypot
« on: June 06, 2013, 09:50:37 pm »
http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-helps-to-expose-copyright-troll-honeypot-130604/

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It’s no secret that copyright trolls will go to extremes in their efforts to nail accused BitTorrent pirates. Prenda Law provides the latest shining example and in a new filing the firm stands accused of running a honeypot to lure in potential porn pirates. Following this revelation The Pirate Bay has handed logs to TorrentFreak which reveal that a user called “Sharkmp4″ is indeed directly linked to the infamous anti-piracy law firm.

Last month copyright troll law firm Prenda suffered losses on several fronts, including a $81,319.72 court sanction. However, Prenda’s troubles are far from over.

A new filing submitted by defense lawyer Graham Syfert opens up a new can of worms, accusing the copyright trolls of seeding the very files they claim to protect.

In the filing Prenda and its boss John Steele are accused of running a “honeypot” based on an expert report authored by Delvan Neville, whose company specializes in monitoring BitTorrent users.

Neville gave Prenda a taste of their own medicine by conducting a thorough analysis of the IP-addresses sharing the files the copyright trolls are suing for.

Many of the torrents detailed in Prenda lawsuits originate from a user on The Pirate Bay called ‘Sharkmp4′. Could it be that this user is somehow linked to Prenda and distributing the files to increase their list of potential targets?

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