Portuguese Anti-Piracy Group Clogged Judicial SystemAdded: Monday, January 10th, 2011
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A number of Portuguese entertainment industry representatives wearing T-shirts saying “Piracy is Illegal” and carrying a few boxes with complaints against illegal file-sharers showed up at the Attorney General’s Office doorstep. It seems like they are hoping to bring attention to widespread online piracy by this action. Nevertheless, they may fail, since the local Pirate Party considers their actions illegal as well.
ACAPOR is known for being the most active anti-piracy group in the country. It is also known worldwide for filing a complaint against The Pirate Bay in 2010 with the department of the national Ministry of Culture. In their complaint the outfit asked for the BitTorrent tracker to be censored through an Internet filter. However, their actions turned out to get their own internal communications uncensored, as ACAPOR’s site was hacked by “Operation Payback”.
Nevertheless, ACAPOR seems to continue their quest undeterred. In December the outfit said it is going to overload the judicial system with complaints against illegal file-sharers. They called it “an attempt” to raise awareness of the on-line movie piracy. And so it happened.
Recently the outfit personally delivered a few boxes of complaints to the Attorney General’s Office. Its members were wearing “Piracy is Illegal” T-shirts. ACAPOR claims to have gathered almost a thousand of IP-addresses of unauthorized file-sharers, and now it is demanding action from the government.
The outfit announced that it is doing anything it can to warn the government about the very serious situation in the movie industry, explaining that 1000 complaints per month is “enough” to embarrass the judiciary system.
However, just after the outfit delivered their boxes to the Attorney General’s Office, the local Pirate Party claimed that their actions are illegal as well. First of all, the outfit isn’t authorized by the National Data Protection Authority to gather IP-addresses as evidence. Besides, the Pirates decided to file a criminal complaint against the group for obtaining improper access to the Attorney General’s Office. The Pirate Party summarized that the actions of the outfit violated the privacy of 1000 Portuguese citizens, while ACAPOR denied the allegations, with its President saying that no laws were broken.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
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Monday, January 10th, 2011
|posted by (2011-01-11 01:02:30)|
Yep, their actions are illigal, and this group is quite funny, I'm from Portugal, and I'm just loving this! LOL! They will fail, as hard as anyone as ever failed!
The president of ACAPOR, also finished his school with piracy copies of the books! That's how he ended his studies! Interesting isn't it? :)
|lol very nice post, thanx SaM|
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