p**n-trolling operation Prenda Law sued thousands for illegally downloading p**n files over BitTorrent.

Now, a new document from Comcast appears to confirm suspicions that it was actually Prenda mastermind John Steele who uploaded those files.

If true, it would be a major blow to Prenda’s case.

There could be an “implied license” to any p**n uploaded by Prenda, since it was initiating the sharing of the copyrighted material.

The complaints about piracy and lawsuits would be farces if Steele himself initiated the piracy. Prenda and its principals are already in serious trouble after a federal judge issued a tough sanctions order against the firm.

The allegations about uploading p**n to The Pirate Bay to create a “honeypot” to lure downloaders first became public in June, when an expert report filed by Delvan Neville was filed in a Florida case.

The allegations gained steam when The Pirate Bay dug through its own backup tapes to find more evidence linking John Steele to an account called sharkmp4.     

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