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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Falsely Accused UK Users Suing for Harassment

Falsely Accused UK Users Suing for Harassment

Falsely Accused UK Users Suing for Harassment

Added: Saturday, September 11th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
British law firm called Ralli is persuading the file-sharers that have been bullied by another law firm ACS: Law with warning letters and requests for compensation for copyright violation to join the group action Ralli is pursuing.

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Attorneys at British law firm called Ralli are now attempting to gather support from the subscribers that have been bullied by ACS: Law, normally demanding about $750 for alleged copyright violation. The law firm thinks the file-sharers may be entitled to compensation for harassment.

The anti-P2P campaign in question started in the end of last spring. The interesting fact is that it followed the attempt of Davenport Lyons, another law firm, which had quit bringing individuals to the court as it caused tons of bad publicity. It wasn’t a surprise, as the firm primarily sent warning to non-porn watching and non-gaming elderly people. As a result, their actions even led to the firm being reported to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority for bullying the consumers by a watchdog “Which?”

As for ACS: Law, it didn’t pay any attention to the concerns of the consumers and steeped into creating a so called “revolutionary business model,” able to generate a revenue flow for copyright owners and decrease copyright violation. The new model was kicked off with the announcement to sue tens of thousands unauthorized file-sharers as the first step only. This first step launched over 150 complaints from people having been falsely accused. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the law firm defended the approach of the outfit, claiming that they were unaware of any innocent subscribers being targeted, and insisting that the plan was vital to be implemented in order to eradicate unauthorized file-sharing.

Now another law firm, Ralli, is trying to persuade falsely accused users that have become victims of ACS: Law’s excessive conduct to team up and join a group action being pursued against ACS: Law for harassment. The firm’s lawyers are at the moment advising file-sharers who have received such threatening letters but are innocent. There are just too many examples of people who have even never heard of the media they are accused of obtaining, like an elderly gentleman accused of downloading dance music when he doesn’t have any idea about neither the genre, nor the artist.




By:
SaM
September 11th, 2010

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Saturday, September 11th, 2010



Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2010-09-11 17:20:47)
CaptCosmo avatarAs in most battles only the Lawyers win.........

2
posted by (2010-09-11 18:59:19)
Mandelbrot avatarThanks for the info SaM!

3
posted by Blocked (2010-09-12 01:40:50)
No avatarFile sharing is exactly that. We share what WE like and never mind the 'likes' of those abhorrent and totally repugnant appalling groups of dick-assed 'lawyers'!

'THEY' will NEVER stop US SHARING! ACS = ALL Co*ks SUCK!

As for eradicating 'unauthorised' file sharing, THEY WILL NEVER SUCCEED!

Quite incidentally I CURSE ACS to HELL for their trouble!!!!!!!!

4
posted by (2010-09-12 03:05:11)
katep avataryou know I once figured you have to be smart to be a lawyer with the comment we are unaware of anyone who was falsely accused guess my idea of having to be smart was wrong I mean I can download all I want on my neighbors wi-fi one of many unsecured ones and they would get the blame most of these people will be victim of that

5
posted by Blocked (2010-09-12 05:14:12)
menahunie avatarThis first step launched over 150 complaints from people having been falsely accused. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the law firm defended the approach of the outfit, claiming that they were unaware of any innocent subscribers being targeted, and insisting that the plan was vital to be implemented in order to eradicate unauthorized file-sharing.

These puke lawyers claim to be un aware of innocent people being targeted and they don't care?
They have just by that admission set the stage for all these innocents to have a money settlement...

Making that statement from these lawyers is the same as shooting yourself in the legal foot in court..

6
posted by (2010-09-14 18:45:20)
illogical avatarA Lawyer has no legal standing in the UK, we have Solicitors and Barristers.
Anyone can call thenselves a Lawyer without any training or knowledge.
Unless they are asked by copyright owners to persue specific breeches of copyright they are fakers guilty of attempted extorsion and therfore should be imprisioned.
I wonder what they mean by "Subscribers", who has subscribed to what ?
Who told them their plan was vital to anything ?
@kateb, no lawyers aren't smart just sneaky twisted and evil.



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