Received a letter from ACS LAW? Dont panic
Here are a few links to get acquainted with those who accuse you of file sharing. This is a scam legitimate business model!!!!
An Anti ACS Blog http://sites.google.com/site/acsillegalsite
http://twitter.com/ACS_LAW_ILLEGAL (seems a great point to gather)
A Portal for LOTS of Links (Where this text was taken from) http://acslawscammers.bravehost.com/index.html
*I have NO connection with Beingthreatened and do NOT speak for them. They ARE the first port of call for those receiving a letter from ACS LAW. I have no connection with any of the other links, I merely wish to promote their popularity as a way of defeating ACS LAW and their practices against innocent people.
A group of Solicitors in cahoots with so called “Forensic” Experts using a frowned upon hack of Shareaza are targeting peoples IP addresses for illegal downloads. Now this so far seems quite reasonable right? I mean it is only fair that people who create games and films should be able to gain money for their work and effort, I have no problem with such a principle.
ACS LAW took over from Davenport Lyons and started to send out their “letters” in early 2009, backed by Digiprotect, Digirights, and Logistep, and at the time of writing, employing Andrew Crossley, Terence Tsang (Ex Davenport Lyons) and one of their Chums Lee Bowden from Piri Ltd they seek to send out over 15,000 threatening demands for cash in the New Year.
The Modus Operandi
This has happened all over Europe, for this website I will focus on the UK ops. Davenport Lyons a well respected Solicitors at the time sullied their name with this tawdry affair. The Problem? Well an IP does NOT identify an individual, sure it is allocated to an individual in some ways but it is not foolproof by any means.
Received a letter from Terence Tsang Andrew Crossley and Lee Bowden of Piri, LTD Accusing people of infringing copyright by sharing files via file sharing p2p.
The so called “Top Companies” on their roster of Clients include Reality Pump, Techland, Topware, and Zuxxez using “Forensic evidence” from Digiprotect. and Logistep