30 Jan 13 UPDATE – Thanks Raul!
One movie I love is The Addams Family (1991). One line in it optimizes Copyright Trolls and the content owners who use them, “GREED.” Well we have a prime example of stupidity here. 3rdTimeThreats_04501(TX)
It appears Prenda is still trying to get Does to pay them money for allegations/actions that were voluntarily dismissed TWO times already (DC & TX case). This doesn’t surprise me – sad. On 28 Jan 13, Attorney Mark Melasky, filed a memorandum with Judge Gilmore to explain to her that Plaintiff (via local Prenda counsel Jeff Schulz) has apparently violated the protective order for two of his clients and is threatening to proceed against them in civil actions.
Most likely they will not, but you never now what foolish behavior Prenda Law may exhibit. I hope the judge does something, but to be honest, I have little faith. I bet Troll Schulz doesn’t have clue about this case in particular, or copyright infringement in general.
Troll Schulz – this isn’t easy money and your reputation (if you have one) is going to be associated with a$$hats and criminals.
*** Thank you Doe for posting this information. *** On 14 Dec 12, Local Prenda Law Inc., Copyright Troll Doug Clemons motioned the Texas court to dismiss the case without prejudice – 4:11-cv-04501, Millennium TGA, Inc. v. John Doe, et al (939 Does). The judge agreed and signed the dismissal order. Court_dismiss_04501(TX) Plain_dismiss_04501(TX) Note: Clemons took over when Doug McIntyre “punched out” – Robert Cashman Article
This case first started off as a DC case (filed 7 Dec 11) in which Prenda Law Inc., closed it only nine days after it was assigned to an unfriendly judge – Fightcopyrighttroll’s Article. I wrote about the case when Prenda Law Inc., repackaged it into a new case in Texas, four days after the DC closure. DTD Article. The TX case stayed open for approximately one years and NOBODY was EVER named or served with a summons/complaint or even a subpoena. Way to go John Steele!!! Please show all those pirates that you mean business and you are a force to be feared. Docket Archive
What also caught my eye was the date of the dismissal, 14 Dec 12. As well as doing it on a Friday, another Prenda local counsel in VA (Timothy Anderson), dismissed 12 single Doe cases for an undisclosed reason. VA Case Dismissals I wonder how many other Prenda Law Inc., cases were dismissed on 14 Dec 12?
As this is the second time the Does who did not settle have been dismissed, the cause of action is dead – You are free and clear for this allegation. Note: Prenda could refile single cases against you, but that would be as stupid as someone using another person’s name to head their front company – Coopergate. If this ever happens, making a motion to dismiss would be extra easy. Rule 41 Article – Two Strikes and You’re “Out!”