Received a letter from ACS LAW? Dont panic


The alleged Scamsters

Those lovely playful scamsters

 Here are a few links to get acquainted with those who accuse you of file sharing. This is a scam legitimate business model!!!!

Click here for help at the Beingthreatened website*

An Anti ACS Blog

Click here for some background on ACS LAW
and their cronies

Click here to go to the SLYCK Forums
concerning this subject

A YOUTUBE Channel dedicated to highlighting ACS LAW

ACS BORE Facebook group

LOGISTEP IP TRACKERS Facebook group  (seems a great point to gather)

A Portal for LOTS of Links (Where this text was taken from)

*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.

The setup

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


About Hickster

I am one of the many innocent people who have been accused of file sharing by Copyright Trolls, my letter came from the now infamous ACS:LAW, but they have now been emulated by many more using the same system. Their ruse is simple, Send out letters of claim with NO Real evidence beyond an IP address that they claim was captured using a frowned upon hack of Shareaza. My REAL opinion of these companies turned when they started sending out Pornography claims, THAT is what I find most disturbing. People who HAVE to pay up without the option of having their day in Court. THAT is NOT Justice. Why can't they just go to Court? because the Lawyers, pitch the price of paying the "Compensation" at about the same rate as hiring a lawyer to fight it. Things have changed in the last 8 years though. I would advise people to read the "Speculative Invoicing Handbook Part 2", research these people yourselves, and find me at Slyck Forums, or on Twitter. Do NOT Worry, Stand Strong
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