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Justice At Last - P2P Fraud Lawyer Jailed
« on: June 18, 2019, 05:33:09 pm »
Very good news folks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48662813

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An American lawyer who ran an x-rated online fraud scheme has been jailed for 14 years.
Paul Hansmeier shared copies of pornographic films online and then sued people who downloaded them, for copyright infringement.
Victims were told to pay a $3000 (£2,383) "settlement fee" to avoid further legal action. The scheme is believed to have raised about $3m for Hansmeier and his accomplice over a three-year period.

While many firms have been employed by film and music makers to prosecute copyright pirates, Hansmeier - via a shell company called Prenda Law he set up to run the scam - owned the rights to the porn movies for which it sought fees.
In addition, Prenda uploaded the films itself to pirate sites and sharing networks, to ensure they were widely stolen.

Later, it made its own pornographic films and also uploaded these, so they would be pirated.
The scheme was unmasked because some victims refused to settle, and decided to fight the copyright claim in court.

Wheres Rossi when you need 100 Smiling faces  :lol: :lol:

I hope this guy is ordered to pay back all of the funds he looted from his victims.

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