8 Oct 13 Update – Where’s
Waldo? Mark Lutz?
Team Prenda responded to the Alan Cooper testimony that John Steele’s mother-in-law was the source of information that his name was being used with out his permission. Here is a Techdirt article on the wonderful piece of fiction they submitted to the court – Team Prenda Tries To Flip The Story Of John Steele’s Mother-in-Law To Make Alan Cooper Look Bad
Funny how the documents FAIL to address the central issue of Mark Lutz, AF Holding LLC Officer, did not testifying that Alan Cooper’s signature (actually it was Mark Lutz who signed – according to what John Steele claimed to have heard) was valid. They even then state that the Cooper/Lutz signature is not needed to accept transfer rights of the copyright. This judge must be banging his head on the table wondering what he did to deserve this. WHERE IS MARK LUTZ???
On another related note, please see the following Russel/Sweet Reply In Support For Sanctions in case 1:13-cv-04341, Prenda Law Inc., v. Paul Goodfred, Alan Cooper, and John Does 1-10 (NDIL). Archive Docket ReplySuppSanctions_04341(IL) RSS_Ex_A_04341(IL)
Well what can I say about the Prenda hearing in MN, yesterday (30 Sep 13)? Archive Docket 0:12-cv-01445, AF Holdings LLC v. Doe I’m still reading the various reports from the hearing and I’m sorry to say I couldn’t be there to observe. I probably would have been asked to leave because of my laughter. Thank you all who attended and reported about it. I hope someone requests a transcript of the hearing and makes it public. From what I read, Prenda made many contradictions to previous statements, testimony, and documents. Such a blunder is bound to be used in other ongoing cases.
Links to some of the stories
Of course one of the funniest parts of this Prenda side-show circus is it appears that John Steele’s Mother-in-Law started all this Alan Cooper mess for them. From the Torrent Freak article:
Cooper was alerted by a text from a “Kim Eckenrud” (spelling unknown) who sent a copy of a document with Coopers signature on with the advice to get an attorney. Kim is John Steele’s mother in law. Steele later tried to dismiss this, saying she’s religious and a frequent poster on anti-troll sites, who disapproves of his porn work. Or it could also be the work of Anonymous Pirates on the Internet, resorting back to the claims of internet bullying that have been echoed in other Prenda/AF Holdings cases.
Now the anti-troll sites (did Steele say that, “Anti-Troll Sites”??) mentioned were DieTrollDie.com and Fightcopyrighttrolls.com. If Mrs.
Eckenrund Eckenrode is a poster to our sites, it is news to me. If so, welcome and please share your thoughts. The same goes for any other person, attorney, etc.
Does anyone know anything about the claim from Steele that he was threatened via a post on some site. From the Torrent Freak article:
To underscore this, he had earlier recounted a tale where someone posted a picture of his house and child, with the message “Best caliber to kill Steele’s family? When and Where?“. That was also why he stopped practicing law, because of threats from pirate blogs, he claimed, choking up and having to stop for water. He did seem to be silent about the police’s reaction to it though.
Myself and others do not condone such activity (if it actually happened – I have my doubts). Anything Prenda says or does is suspect in my book. I do not wish any harm to come to the Prenda clan. Saying that, I put my faith in the legal system that the Prenda clan and all that took part in its activities get what is rightly and legally deserved. You have brought this on yourself.
All Points Bulletin – Mark Lutz. Mark, if you are still out there, it is time to make a deal and save your butt. You are the next Prenda fall guy IMO. Whatever information John Steele has on you is nothing compared to the information you have on him and the Prenda clan. Think………
OK, now it is time for some Mother-in-Law jokes.