By Dalton Barker
Researching the connection between copyright lawsuits and a porn company can be tricky -- especially while at work.
Claire Suddath, a Bloomberg reporter based in New York City, navigated the murky waters before she published her recent investigative piece: Prenda Law, the Porn Copyright Trolls.
Suddath discovered that Chicago-based Prenda Law had obtained the copyright of multiple pornographic films and was suing individuals who downloaded the films illegally.
By subpoenaing IP addresses, John Steele and Paul Hansmeier, co-founders of the firm, were able to track down illegal porn downloaders and threaten them with suits unless they settled out ...Read more ...