ACS:Law drops file-sharing cases amid death threat claims

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  • Some comments made by Judge Birss in yesterday's hearing before ACS said it was withdrawing:
    "I want to tell you that I am not happy. I am getting the impression with every twist and turn since I started looking at these cases that there is a desire to avoid any judicial scrutiny."

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  • This article seems to "gloss over" matters and avoids mentioning the Judge's criticism.....
    To quote other reports:
    "Judge Birss said granting permission to discontinue the cases was not a simple matter due largely to the fact that the actual copyright holders were not in court.
    This meant that, in theory, these copyright holders could continue to pursue cases against the 26 defendants.
    "Why should they be vexed a second time?" he asked.
    Judge Birss also questioned why MediaCAT wanted to drop the cases.
    "I want to tell you that I am not happy. I am getting the impression with every twist and turn since I started looking at these cases that there is a desire to avoid any judicial scrutiny," he said."

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  • and those poor souls that coughed up £500 at the first sign of trouble

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  • For the record, Andrew Crossley's email was not 'Hacked' as he claims.
    The ACS website suffered a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service attack) and their own internal IT failed to put in place any security measures after restoring the site leaving the entire thing open for anyone with basic computer skills to browse at will.
    The Devil's in the details.

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  • "Illegal File Sharer" Consumers To Launch Harassment Case

    http://www.ralli.co.uk/news/illegal-file-sharer-consumers-to-launch-harassment-case&archive=no

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