Good news, but is it worth it?
Adult studio Corbin Fisher was awarded a $1.4 million default judgment today against Corey Debarros of Miami, Fla., who operated PornILove.net, a site that allegedly distributed stolen content.
“We don’t expect that he will ever have $1.4 million,” Corbin Fisher General Counsel Marc Randazza said. “However, these judgments last for at least 20 years. We have been watching Mr. Debarros, and this case has not even slowed his piracy efforts down, let alone stopped them.
“He stopped stealing from Corbin Fisher, but pretty much everyone else in the business is on his list,” he said. “[W]e will make sure that we continue to pursue Mr. Debarros.”
Ha. Remember what Randazza said about Lollipop Twink Jake Lyons after Corbin Fisher won a judgment against him? “We have ways of finding out where [Lyons] is working ahead of time. We have people close to him who keep us informed of what he’s up to.” Well, they never got their million dollars from him, either.
How much is Corbin Fisher paying Marc Randazza (or do they pay him in free CorbinFisher.com memberships?) to chase after sleazeballs who aren’t even worth $14,000, much less $1.4 million? How much does Corbin Fisher pay in court costs? How much does Corbin Fisher pay the person who writes these press releases? While they are 100% right to protect their content, isn’t this more trouble than it’s worth? I’m not a lawyer (I know–hard to believe!), but wouldn’t these judgments be easier to collect if Corbin Fisher sued for smaller amounts? Or, is it easier to score headlines with the word “million”?