In the fight against Copyright Trolls and their unethical practices, there are a growing amount of information out there to help the John Does. One area I haven’t seen too much current information on what settlement letters (and other correspondence) the Trolls are currently sending out. If you know of any links to or have copies of these documents, please forward them to me. I think it is really important to put these out so people not directly impacted by the Trolls can see their methods. Trolls like John Steele try to convey to the general public that they are the good guys trying to protect the rights of copyright owners. By placing these documents, emails, and voicemails on the Web, we can show their true nature and the greed that drives them.
Nov 2013 – Scott Kannady Settlement Letter (The Power of Few) ThePowerFew_SettleLTR
Aug 2013 – Mark Borghese Settlement Letter (TaylorMadeClips) Borghese_SettleLtr_Aug2013
Jul 2013 – Charter notification letter (reFX Audio Software Inc.) CharterLTR_00895(MO)
Aug 2013 – COMCAST notification letter (TCYK LLC) ComcastLTR
Jun 2013 – Paul Lesko Settlement letter for Purzel Video GMBH (Creampie Young Girls 1) – $4K Lesko_SettleLTR_02501(IL)
Jul 2013 – “Elf-Man” settlement letter from Michael Hierl. $3.5K for a fast settlement and $4.5K if you delay.
Jun 2013 – “The Thompsons” Settlement letter from Michael Hierl. $2.5K or $3.5K, the Troll has both amount in the letter. SettleLtr_02365(IL)
Jun 2013 – Paul Lesko Settlement letter for PHE Inc (Buffy XXX Parody movie) – $4K Lesko_SettleLTR_00786(IL)
Paul Lesko Settlement letter for reFX Audio Software. April 2013 – $4K
May 2012 Prenda Settlement Letter, signed by Joseph Perea. Case: Pacific century International Ltd., v. Does 1-20, 4:12-cv-00698 (SDTX). Has the IL and FL Prenda addresses on it. Prenda_SettleLTR_00698(TX)
Prenda Robo Call – Mentions the “Informal Discovery” documents they are going to send out.
Mark Lutz message - “Our client was generous enough to extend their settlement offer…” Blah Blah Blah. Sounds like teacher from the Charlie Brown TV specials.
Prenda Robo Calls - Examples at Fightcopyrighttolls.com
Copyright Enforcement Group (CEG) settlement/DMCA email, June 2012 CEG_Settlement_DMCA_email - This is an email first sent to the ISP (before any legal cases is opened) - they forward it to the ISP subscriber. It tells the ISP subscriber to access the settlement Web site. Movie - ”Church Of Bootyism 2.” For this New Sensations Inc., movie, the settlement fee was $200.
Copyright Law Group settlement email, April 2012 CLG_SettlementEmail_00350(MD)
DMCA Notice of Action Email to a Comcast subscriber TD_Notice1 The DMCA notice was sent to Comcast less than 24 hours after the activity was recorded.
Copyright Law Group Settlement Letter, June 2012. CLG_SettleLTR_Jun12
Copyright Law Group Settlement Letter CLG_Settlement_Ltr_01833
Voice-mails from Mark Lutz
Mark Lutz Remix “Rock It!“
John Steele letter -57230736-Settlement-Letter
Prenda Law Inc. letter – Looks like the same John Steele letter – Prenda_Ltr
Prenda Law Inc. Letter – Lightspeed Hacking case – Prenda_Lightspeed-Letter
Smegma Law Inc. Parody Letter – Smegma_Ltr ;)
Smegma Law Inc. Parody Letter #2 - Parody_Ltr2 ;)
K-Beech telephone calls – Glen Powers calls from an 818 area code with a settlement demand of $3400.
K-Beech Settlement text from a Doe - Text was cut/paste from the agreement and emailed – K-Beech(AZ)_SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Gill Sperlein letter - letter