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2013-03-09 10:43:32 AM  
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I think they should comply.

Dear Prenda Law,
Our records indicate that the IP address range of (and ::/0 for IPv6) covers all hosts which have ever connected to any Wordpress site.
Sincerely, Wordpress.
2013-03-09 03:34:59 PM  
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MBA Whore: Could someone with more tech / legal smrt explain why the patent trolls would want this information and why would it matter if they had it?  Pretend I visited the anti-troll websites mentioned in the (brief) article.  So what?  I mean, what the hell could / would they do with that information?  They know I visited an anti-troll website.  Fine.  Now fark off and die under a bridge you troll.

Or is there something I am missing?

There is a case where Prenda sued someone (really their public IP address) for illegally downloading porn, fought to disclose the person's name, lost, and is getting called on the carpet Monday by a Federal Judge in LA for defrauding the court. It's a really interesting case if you can wade through the legalese:

http://www.popehat.com/2013/03/06/what-prenda-law-is-facing-in-los-an g eles/

Anyway, they want to be able to shake people down like that on a regular basis, I'm assuming to see what sticks so they can get settlement payouts.
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