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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK Record Label Had To Suspend Anti-Copyright Shakedown

UK Record Label Had To Suspend Anti-Copyright Shakedown

UK Record Label Had To Suspend Anti-Copyright Shakedown

Added: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
After starting a massive file-sharing battle, now the world’s famous nightclub and music label called Ministry of Sound has to suspend their shakedown of 25,000 of suspected file-sharers. The reason is that originally Ministry of Sound had planned to send all those Internet users letters demanding compensation. However, their broadband provider, BT, has deleted over 80% of those records, thus making the identification of the infringers impossible.


The hearing of case Ministry of Sound against ISPs Plusnet / BT continued in London’s High Court recently. Although the law firm Gallant Macmillan was hoping that the court would order the broadband providers to disclose the identities of 25,000 suspected infringers, they found that the reality was a bit different.

After the well-known security breach at ACS:Law, both BT and its subsidiary Plusnet refused to cooperate because of the concerns connected with citing information. Their request for an adjournment of the trial was granted, and the hearing is re-scheduled for the next year.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Sound complaints that its planned massive shakedown of infringers has been hit with a disastrous failure. The company has admitted that the ISP has deleted 80% of the records that the label required for pursuing suspected infringers in case of winning the next trial. Ministry of Sound explained that a major and expensive setback for their attempt was the fact that ISP had failed to preserve more than 80% of the subscriber records that the label had originally requested. In fact, the label was ready to incur substantial legal expenses to access 25,000 identities, but it became just not economic to pursue only the remaining 5,000 unauthorized file-sharers.

Meanwhile, the Internet service provider seems puzzled by the record label’s announcement. It says that the data of such kind is automatically erased from its systems after 3 months due to its information retention policy, and Ministry of Sound was well aware of that. The ISP saved as much of the required information as it reasonably could upon the label’s request. The rest of the data must have been too old, and the ISP just could do nothing to help Ministry of Sound. Still, the ISP assures that its doors are always open to any copyright holders willing to enforce their rights via an established legal process.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

November 9th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by Turtle (2010-11-09 17:27:06)
D4T4 avatarIt just goes to show how stupid these people really are. Great read Sam

posted by Blocked (2010-11-09 23:25:11)
menahunie avatarLMFAO. ISP's are not required to save user use data; they can and some do delete as soon as the user disconnects..

posted by Blocked (2010-11-10 07:19:06)
mrblue00 avatarI think i will take M.O.S. TO COURT SICK OF HEARING there thuds and duffs banging out of people's cars 24/7 not been funny but M.O.S. just rupp other artists music anyway mix it put bass init whats the diff it's not like any of them in M.O.S have taleent lols Seed The Need Slay The Greed peace Folks

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2010-11-11 22:08:20)
fusseltier avatarha ha ha ha ha

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