Philip Taylor A startling new document has been filed in court that sheds new light on the saga of copyright troll Prenda Law, one which reveals the huge sums that accused copyright “pirates” paid: at least $1.9 million in 2012 alone.

The spreadsheet detailing Prenda’s finances was filed as evidence by former Prenda associate Brett Gibbs, a California lawyer who is desperately trying to distance himself from the two lawyers widely pointed to as the masterminds behind Prenda—John Steele and Paul Hansmeier. Since 2010, Prenda has sued thousands of John Doe defendants for illegally downloading p**nographic movies. But after a Los Angeles federal judge slapped the company with a tough sanctions order in May, its business has ground to a halt. 6     

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