The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 6 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 57 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 147 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 24mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was May 27th with 6,649 views. The most popular post that day was ACS LAW send out Phishing Questionnaires UPDATED.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were torrentfreak.com, slyck.com, consumeractiongroup.co.uk, ispreview.co.uk, and twitter.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for gallant macmillan, andrew crossley, wordpress blog acs law, acs bore, and acs law wordpress.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
ACS LAW send out Phishing Questionnaires UPDATED February 2010
“Tilly Bailey and Irvine” Stop sending “Speculative Invoices” to save their Reputation April 2010
Davenport Lyons, ACS:LAW, Tilly Bailey and Irvine, SHAME ON YOU March 2010
Received a letter from ACS LAW? Dont panic January 2010
I would like to thanks Slyck, Enigmax of Torrentfreak and ACS:FLAW, or just Flaw who is a legend! Thanks guys and gals onto 2011……
This is an article from MusicAlly, an industry site.
This article includes contributions from the excellent Beingthreatened.com and your favourite “amateurish shouty, unprofessional” Blog ACS:BORE
Please download the musically Article
Musically is a subscription based website aimed at the industry, but they have kindly released this part of the article.
Thanks also to Enigmax at Torrentfreak
EDIT: Link is now fixed
ACS:LAW have been dealt a catastrophic blow to their “Speculative Invoicing” Business Model. A staggering amount of emails both internal and external have been released onto the Web for all to see. The leak is allegedto be from a DDos carried out by 4Chan
The leak confirms lots of things that we only thought before but that is for a later post. What is of interest here is the SRA Report and the response from Andrew Crossley. The Report includes a breakdown of money he has taken so far.
An online version of the email leak is available here. http://ueof.co.uk/acslaw/?_task=login (This will be up and down due to traffic)
Updates to come
This is a post from an earlier Blog but is worth reposting as the Information is VERY Valid and shows those people accusing others in a truer light. It is basically scaps of info and news on the people at ACS:LAW and those who worked with and for them. For later information please see the rest of my Blog especially
each of the following respects, namely:-
(a) He failed to deliver to the Law Society his Accountant’s Report for the 12 month
period ended 31st December 2002 (due by 30th June 2003);
(b) He failed to deliver to the Law Society his Accountant’s Report for the six month
period ended 3rd June 2003 (due by 31st December 2003);
(c) He failed to deliver to the Law Society his Accountant’s Report for the six month
period ended 31st December 2003 (due by 29th February 2004);
Radio interview with Andrew Crossley on the BBC Radio 4 in relation to the mass mailing of claims for money from alleged Copyright Infringement.
Anon: Why arent you commenting Terence? you seem VERY quiet all of a sudden! Questions need answers my friend, what have you to hide?
TezimondoYou are my favourite infringer. It’s a
shame the other infringers dislike you – I find you quite amusing.
AnonNot sure what you mean by that Terence, buy please tell me WHY wonf you answer any questions? oh and by the way, I am NOT an infringer!
TezimondoBecause I don’t need to?
AnonYou are arrogant enough to think you dont need to answer questions? You accuse me of being an infringer? what a nerve, you dont even know me
TezimondoExactly. I don’t know you – why should I answer your questions?
AnonThen why should you call me an infringer? I have shown evidence that YOU are, yet the case against my friend is laughable, and no evidence
AnonSerious, why wont you and your Law firm RELEASE the evidence you have, it looks real bad on your part, why not? you more than an IP surely?
AnonYou are pushing my friend to a breakdown, you and your Law Firm, I find it a disgrace, I realy hope s(he has the strengh to fight your claim
TezimondoI would personally love a court battle. It will look great on my CV. Bring it on I say… if you have the resources.
AnonNo My friend does NOT have the money to fight it, and that is what is so wrong, he is innocent yet a victim of your Money grabbing Firm
AnonThat tells me everything I need to know though I am worrying about my friends healthm you respond about your CV, I mean heartless or what
TezimondoIf it’s affecting your friend’s health then write in and explain the circumstances.
AnonDont think that your firm would care and you know it, you are heartless, worried about your CV and your career, I hope it works out for you
TezimondoI suggest you take down your ‘blog’ before we issue proceedings against you personally.
TezimondoWe do actually, and all circumstances are taken into account when backed up by medical evidence.
AnonI think not, your comment about your CV was it for me, but please tell me WHY you wont release the evidence you have, it is very unusual
AnonYou must realise that if you go to Court without releasing the Evidence you have it will go against you? my friends letter shows an IP addy!
TezimondoAccuracy of the Logistep system is backed up by a court certified experts report. Evidence from isp backed up by a witness statement.
AnonBTW out of all the stuff I have posted here, is any of it Untrue? I would hate to misrepresent the facts!
AnonI gotta get to bed, its late here in France! 3:15 keep in touch Terence!
TezimondoAll will be revealed at trial… if someone actually challenges us. All cases so far we have won or infringers have defaulted on.
AnonWhy do they default? to far to travel? very clever system you have, but not really justice is it? Why revealed at trial? why not now?
TezimondoAccuracy of the Logistep system is backed up by a court certified experts report. Evidence from isp backed up by a witness statement.
Anoncourt certified experts? so tell me who? The Logistep is flawed you must know that, even here in france it was thrown out.
TezimondoI’m not at liberty to disclose their names. They exist and will be produced if necessary in court.
AnonSo what really is the thinking here I mean this is not about infringers is it? it is a money making scheme right?
TezimondoWe have issued a decent number of cases. Not all cases are reported you know. Many reasons why they would default.
TezimondoDo you really think we have issued on only 4 cases? Sometimes they contest it and back out at the last minute. I enjoy being in court.
AnonI didnt realise you had issued on ANY cases as ACS LAW, are you ex Davenport then Terence, I know a few went to ACS are you one of them?
AnonBy the way, what is the reason Nicola Beale left? I know she is at Newmans and she has been contacted, as she will have to appear at court
TezimondoClient’s want to protect their rights. Simple as that. We act on their instructions and get paid for it. We’re called a law firm.
Tezimondobut seriously our logo’s are copyrighted, your website is defamatory. We could easily get them shut down and you would have to pay costs.
AnonNow now Terence easy tiger, it is NOT my logo, I just thought it summed up your actions, I rather like it. You gonna track me down for it!
AnonI am not the only one to use it, and you really need to build up the reputation of your Law firm by honest means, do a google search of ACS
AnonTwitter is hardly a website BTW it is a social messenging place.about 8 hours ago
TezimondoI’m ex DL – fantastic top UK firm for media work. No idea about Nicola, left shortly after I joined. People move around, it’s normal.
AnonInteresting that you are DL, why go to a 2 bit firm like ACS? were you sacked? or just went to save the name of DL?
TezimondoThink of your comments as you wish. I have other work to be getting on with but if instructed to, I will have to issue a claim against you.
AnonFor a twitter background? come off it, you are joking right? I have to go anyway! thx for the chat
Anonahh I remember you did that to a guy who hosted beingscammed! but not beingthreatened, interesting, makes me wonder of acs involvement
TezimondoI like a challenge…. you’re on!
Anon err what challenge? You are threatening me over a Twitter background?
TezimondoYes but I decided to not pursue him for costs and damages. Was feeling nice.
Anonoh your all heart Terence, how on earth do you sleep at night, like a baby I bet, no conscience, I pity you I really do
TezimondoDefamatory use of someone’s logo. Defamatory comments in general.
AnonDefamatory? nonsense, I have only posted the truth, are you denying you cybersquatted? come off it,
AnonWhat content on here do you find defamatory? I asked you this a while ago, what is untrue?
TezimondoI’m not going to run into a legal argument here with you on the definition of Defamation. You should seek legal advice if unclear.
TezimondoI’m just asking you to remove your defamatory content. Would you prefer it if I didn’t and just issued proceedings?
AnonThere Terence is that better? Some of us cant afford legal advice which is why I know this is all wrong
AnonI am no lawyer but I am pretty sure accusing me of being an infringer is defamation. and you have done that a number of times now
TezimondoTell your friend to write to me personally. I will look into her case. Make sure she details the effect on her health.
AnonShe’s not capable of that not at the moment, but thankyou for your concern, Passions run high, it is not personal, hate to see her like it
TezimondoI’m going to sleep. I’m not as bad as you make out. Tell your friend to write in to me.
TezimondoAlso, I would appreciate the things you write about me taken off your blogs.
TezimondoGet someone to write in on her behalf. Address it to me.
Terence Tsang gets caught trying to hijack Morgan Stanleys name
Terence Tsang gets caught trying to hijack Old National Bancorps Name
A few more scraps of info on Terence Tsang
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2:52 PM Apr 3rd from web
(Tezimondo) @(NAME REMOVED) have you tried http://www.guru.com? I use it frequently to find freelance writers. Some very talented people on there at good prices.
3:26 AM Apr 15th from web
*There is NO suggestion here that(NAME REMOVED) are anything but an innocent party in this, and were merely advising Tsang without knowing his background.
http://devis-trade.com/ (Site has been taken down but please look here for registation details http://whois.domaintools.com/devis-trade.com)
The previous and/or current name is also Motto AG but I can’t find much on them. I only post this out of curiosity as they appear to be selling an e-cigarette!!“We distribute Cigartec® products different from many others on the market. These products give an extremely high satisfaction rate to reseller and consumer.”
Members of the Board:
Richard M. Schneider
Gallant Macmilan the lawyers representing “Ministry of Sound” amongst others as well as ironically “Liberty” are the latest Lawyers to jump onto the “Speculative Invoicing” Bandwagon, causing the recipients of their letters a whole lot of upset and confusion.
Whilst I personally would be embarrassed even being caught on a CCTV camera in the Lawyers favourite music store HMV 2, actually BUYING a Ministy of Sound album, personal taste is NOT the issue here though.
In their letters Gallant Macmillan state that “Ministry of Sound instructed a Software Company to identify occasions when their music is made availiable for download on peer to peer (“p2p”) Networks without it’s consent”. Now Gallant Macmillan DO NO STATE which “Software Company” this is. ACSBORE can reveal that the “Software Company” is none other than DIGIRIGHTS SOLUTIONS(DRS).
In an interview Simon Gallant stated “We’ve only just started doing this work. We are working for our client Ministry of Sound and we work with a German software company called DigiRights, who go on file-sharing sites and they identify IP addresses that are making available Ministry of Sound music”
DRS were the subject of a leak last November when their “SALES PITCH” Information was leaked by a dissatisfied worker. Torrentfreak did an excellent post regarding this issue which is available here.
Basically the “Turn Piracy into Profit” Scheme works like this, according to the Powerpoint DRS send out an email demanding say £500, they work on the principle that 25% of people will be scared into paying up, the last thing they want is to actually go to court. From the monies they collect they keep a whopping 80% leaving 20% for the “Rightsholders” who are rarely the creative people behind the works but usually the Lawyers and Labels. DRS claim that 25% of people pay up WITHOUT question.
As has been stated elsewhere “DRS states that it’s realistic to track and pursue about 5,000 filesharers per month per title. Considering that 25% of those people pay the €90, then the copyright holders would have to make about 150,000 online sales. Which is equal to the number of sales that are required for a Gold record award in Germany.”
As stated in the Torrentfreak article this makes it 150X more profitable to target YOU than it does to make money through normal routes. This is what is SO distasteful, it is like a Mob run racket. As an Attorney working a similar scheme in the US said “We’re creating a revenue stream and monetizing the equivalent of an alternative distribution channel“
The Powerpoint in German is available on the Torrentfreak Site there is a rough English version here.
So there we have it, Gallant Macmillan may well have learnt from the mistakes that ACS:LAW have made but by using the same “Forensic Experts” system that they and others have used, it is no good for the “Letters” to be sweetened. If it looks like a turd and smells like a turd, It is of no use to pick it up, you KNOW what it is…..
Received this is the post and thought I would pass it on!!
An intersting article from the Solicitors Health Magazine, may explain why some people have had such a problem with the legal profession
A month ago I posted what seemed by ACS:LAW a startling admission regarding Terence Tsang. In a press release on the ACS:LAW Website it stated that Terence had joined from Davenport Lyons, something that ACS had ALWAYS denied to the point that Lawdits Michael Coyle had to apologise for suggesting such a thing
Now it seems after Terence Tsang has EXCLUDED ACS:LAW from his CV and merely stated that he previously worked at Davenport Lyons, Andrew Crossley has dropped the potentially embarrassing Release from his Website.
The page BEFORE Terence was erased
Why would he do such a thing? Maybe he is upset that he was excluded from the CV, it must hurt when a previous employee is so embarrassed he does not put you as a previous place of work. But the facts are plain was there and then it was gone. Just like the photo in 1984
“‘Ashes,’ he said. ‘Not even identifiable ashes. Dust. It does not exist. It never existed.’
‘But it did exist! It does exist! It exists in memory. I remember it. You remember it.’
‘I do not remember it,’ said O’Brien.”
“It’s all for one my friends
All my Schemes are forgotten
When you leave me on the shelf
I can think of nothing better
Than to sit here by myself”
Deep Purple – Soon Forgotten
An ambitious claim posted on the ACS:LAW website has been retracted and ammended after a confirmation from the Solicitor Group it claimed to have been “Working in cooperation with” was dismissed by the group.
The “US Copyright Group” AKA “Savecinema.org” and also “Dunlap Weaver and Grubb” confirmed they are NOT working with the increasingly isolated Andrew Crossley.
Less than a month after losing his most active Para legal Terence Tsang, who left to join Cramer Pelmont, (leaving off the fact that he had EVER worked for ACS:LAW) Andrew Crossley is now facing derision and ignomy after claiming to work for people who he is not. How embarrassing.
We call on Andrew Crossley to STOP what he is doing, It is getting to the point of complete and utter humiliation now.
Below are the original post and the edited post after it became clear that Dunlap Weaver and Grubb had denied Crossleys involement.
Here is a short list of quotes from people regarding ACS:LAW and their “Business practice”. As can be seen from the diverse range of comment ALL critical of ACS:LAW this is in NO WAY “merely targetted by an Internet campaign” as ACS:LAW Chief Honcho Andrew Crossley claimed.
These quotes are from Lords of the Realm, Industry leaders. the Music Industry, Consumer Watchdogs, and there is even one from one Of ACS:LAWs own employees taunting a person whose friend had been targetted by one of their “Speculative Invoices”
Please Download the PDF version here acs law – what people think and of course post it around. It IS the Truth.
Hi all I am posting this link but am sure I am the “Last to know this one”
“Hurt Locker producer: criticizing our lawsuits makes you a moron and a thief “
I actually watched Hurt Locker and was soooo dissapointed that I asked for my ticket money back for “failure to provide the services promised” I know I am in a small minority according to IMBD it was a “Good Film” I could not agree less. When I read this post I felt somewhat vindicated and certainly will not be watching anymore of their crap in the future. As far as I was concerned I was swindled out of the money I paid to watch it and was NOT reimbursed as I would have been for any other service or product that had not lived up to my expectations.
Nicolas Chartier was BANNED from the academy awards for lobbying the committee for the “Best Picture” award that is laughingly won. Dont get me wrong I did not think Avatar was as good as it was made out to be either, HOWEVER it was downloaded over 300,000 times and is now the biggest grossing movie of ALL time. Why? I think because people saw it on the small screen thought , “DAMN that will be AMAZING at the cinema”, and went and watched it, and told their mates to do it to! According to the House of Lords Avatar was subject to 300,000 illegal downloads BEFORE the film was released yet now it is the BIGGEST grossing film of all time. As the Lords said it was “300,000 free adverts” “See here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye84j0fuKHI“
This just bolsters my opinion that these lawyers are simply looking at ways of recouping money through LACK of sales, NOT because they have been downloaded but simply because they are CRAP and substandard.
Dunlap Weaver and Grubb AKA “US Copyright Group” and also the self-righteous “Save Cinema.org!” Of course these people have NO interest in actually STOPPING downloading at all, they are “Money Grubbers”. The split is roughly 70% to the Lawyers and 30% to the “Copyright holding company” you can imagine the pittance that the actual “Creative people” get from that.
But I digress, in a sense “Hurt Locker” seems an exception to the usual bunch of crap that is represented. For Example Uwe Boll is considered the new “Ed Wood” a Director SO inept that most of his films feature at the VERY bottom of ANY thinking person. Dont believe me? see here.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210701/ German Fried Movie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317676/ House of the Dead
There are others but you get the point, these are REALLY awful films, the type people would not download if someone paid them!
http://farcry-settlement.com/ This is actually a page you can go to to just pay up!!!! This is a TERRIBLE way of doing things, and I call on ALL of you to RESIST these people with EVERY fibre of your being. (Please dont eat or drink anything whilst viewing this page as you may choke on the hubris)
Remember this group is the VERY group that Andrew Crossley of ACS:LAW has been crowing about being in partnership with.
Contact your MP, Contact the Lords, Contact the SRA. Do something DO NOT ASSUME that someone else is doing it for you! http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
This is as a wit put it “The movie industry merely suing those with bad taste” or as the House of Lords put it “Straight forward legal BLACKMAIL”