FLASHBACK:Letter from lawyer Dr Kornmeier from Kornmeier & Partner to Brian Miller at Davenport Lyons

The 14 page document (download from WikiLeaks down  HERE) details the agreement DigiProtect enters into with rights holders in order to exploit their copyrights for profit.

Included is a section which confirms that the original rights holders sign over the rights to DigiProtect so that they are legally allowed to make the works (hardcore porn movies) publicly available on P2P networks such as BitTorrent. Dr Kornmeier asks: “Does this constitute any problem under UK law?”

According to page 2 of the letter, when the recipient of these letters pay up, the spoils are divided up as follows – 51% to DigiProtect, 37.5% to Davenport Lyons and 11% to DigiRights Solutions. The remaining pages detail the exact business arrangement along with a list of the hundreds of porn movies covered by the agreement.

John Stagliano, boss of porn company Evil Angel which also worked with DigiProtect, admitted to earning less than £50 from each infringement and told the BBC the scheme “…was completely misrepresented” to him.

See the LAST SEVEN pages for some pretty vile sounding pornography, this is the kind of thing that Mr Miller and Mr Gore would like to be a part of!

This article (Apart from the last Paragraph) was part of a bigger article first published on Torrentfreak.  Reposted here in light  of the SRA’s action and the fact that wikileaks no longer seems to host the leaked document

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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3 Responses to FLASHBACK:Letter from lawyer Dr Kornmeier from Kornmeier & Partner to Brian Miller at Davenport Lyons

  1. Antz says:

    Please can anyone help, I have just watched a BBC Panorama program regarding file sharing. We are currently being fined over 5000euros by a German lawyer, Clemens Rasch http://www.raschlegal.de who says we downloaded copy righted music we have no knowledge of, lady gaga the fame. We live in a community with many families. The wireless lan is not password protected because we were not aware of any threats within our community. Clemens Rasch has sent us a long legal letter stating that we must pay 1200euros by the 18th March and sign a paper promising not to do this sort of thing again, and in doing so he will not fine us the full 5000euros and leave us alone.
    We have never received any warnings, from anyone, nor have we ever been made aware of any dangers. Is German law so ruthless, is Clemens Rasch permitted to threaten us like this without any evidence of who did the file sharing.
    Presently it feels like legal extortion.
    We have spoken to Rasch’s office and they have warned us not to ignore this fine and having an open wireless lan is no defence, the i.p. address is responsible regardless.
    Terrified by the threat of incremental fines in the region of 12000euros, we have decided to engage a lawyer who has suggested he can remove our problem for about 500euros.
    This lawyer stated he has dealt with over 2000 cases like this in the last month.
    We our lost, we are currently suspicious of the legal system, who’s got the right to start this ball rolling and who stops it.
    We feel with public help we can bring this legal loophole out into the open before too many innocent people suffer.
    Please help expose this situation and bring this matter out into the public arena for discussion.
    Kind Regards Antony
    p.s. It has been suggested that Clemens Rasch is the director of Promedia a company that holds copyrights in Germany for popular films and music, including lady gaga

    I would like to make our plight public as I feel that the danger of other nations adopting this dubious path could effect our freedoms.

  2. JohnBoyJones says:

    So, let me get this straight. Digiprotect now own the rights to the copyrighted work, and make them available themselves via bittorrent etc?. If Digiprotect own the copyright, and have uploaded the works themselves for people to download, how can anyone then be accused of downloading the files illegally?. Surely if a copyright holder uploads works that THEY legally own the copyright to then they are making them legally available?. Or am I missing something?.

    There is another issue too. Digiprotect are uploading hard core pornography and making it available to UK users. These films have not been BBFC certified and are therefore illegal to distribute in the UK, so Digitprotect are breaking UK obscenity laws by making them available to UK consumers aren’t they?

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