Excellent news http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/05/prenda_law_ringleader_told_to_sell_house/
One of the key players in Prenda Law, a troll group that seeded smutty films onto file-sharing networks and then harassed the downloaders for payment, has been told he must sell his house and possessions to cover his creditors' bills.
Hansmeier had filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, meaning he could pay off the amount in small increments from his salary.
But on Thursday, Minnesota Judge Kathleen Sanberg changed this to Chapter 7, meaning he has to sell off all assets to pay his debt. That includes his house, any vehicles, and assets that can be found by the court.
These legal folks where quick to try to pretend to the court that filesharing folks had pirated content when the company itself was actively doing the seeding of the files in question, it seems they felt it was more profitable to threaten to launch a copyright infringement suit aimed at alleged filesharers than it was to care about the films revenue generating capacity.
I hope this guy ends up in prison along with anyone else who steals or tries to extort revenues from filesharers,