MONTREAL—U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney’s recent decision regarding MindGeek is so pretension-busting in its severity that it forces us to consider what the Montreal-founded, Luxembourg-based company really is, as opposed to what it purports to be. It isn’t just a successful IT company, as MindGeek itself has long professed. It’s not just the owner of some of the world’s most recognizable pornography sites.
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