O2 CENSORS “Golden Eye International” Debate from its Forums
This link is the only fragment left of a thread that was started on The O2 Forums. I joined the thread and posted a total of 5 posts (31/03_2012), engaging with the board users “Perksie” “Brownie” and “O2MACH”
I don’t believe I was rude in any way. I pointed out that I believed that O2 did NOT fight for their customers and I used the published Judgement to prove the points that I made.
In a covering letter dated 20 September 2011 Golden Eye stated:
“We are the First Applicant and act for the Second – Fourteenth Applicants in this application.
It may be somewhat unusual for the Applicants to apply on their account. However, there has recently been a certain amount of publicity associated with this type of claim (ACS Law; Davenport Lyons). We therefore believe that we will be best served acting for ourselves.”
The letter went on to request that the claim be considered on paper, and enclosed a copy of the skeleton argument which had prepared by counsel instructed on its behalf on the application against BT.
On 7 October 2011 Baker & McKenzie filed an acknowledgement of service on behalf of O2 stating that O2 did not intend to contest the claim.
I pointed out that it was strange that O2 were the only ISPs targeted by “Golden eye International” and further pointed out that PlusNet have been very robust since their experience with ACS:LAW and have come out on their own forums and said, they will resist a Norwich Pharmacal Hearing that would allow a company to have access to their Customers private information.
It seems O2 did not like this dose of truth. I have tried to contact O2 but have had NO REPLY
Their seems to be a media output on their behalf of “O2 had no choice” and “O2 FORCED to hand over customer details. Both of these IMHO are false.
O2 DID have a choice, they could have said NO.
This was blown out of the water at a previous hearing by Judge Birss who presiding over the ACS:LAW/Media C.A.T debacle (That used the same software to monitor) he stated.
“Assuming a case in MediaCATs favour that the IP Address is indeed limited to wholesale infringements of the copyright in question… MediaCAT do not know who did it, and know that they do not know who did it”
Further to my point of O2 HAVING a choice to say NO, I include the communication between O2 and ACS:LAW that quite clearly shows, they could have said no then, but merely asked ACS:LAW to change some of the legal arguments to suit them better.
If “Perksie”, “Browni” or “O2MACH2” would like to continue our discussion, they are more than welcome to do so here..
UPDATE 1: From O2 ..
@acs_law_illegal Hi there, we’ve just moved to a new forum and only moved over the busiest topics
Hmmmm oh Reeeeaaaalllly