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“Look, you may hate me”: 90 minutes with John Steele, porn troll

EFF IN THE NEWS
May 10, 2013

After years of fine-tuning a business model built around copyright lawsuits over pornographic movies, prolific anti-piracy lawyer John Steele is now on the receiving end of a devastating sanctions order by a federal judge in Los Angeles, who has recommended a criminal investigation of Steele and his colleagues. For "copyright trolling" critics ranging from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to anonymous anti-troll blogs, this week's order has been sweet vindication—and it elevated the Prenda Law situation to the attention of the national press. But all Steele sees is injustice.

Friday, May 10, 2013
Ars Technica
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