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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
A friend has just shown me a letter, regarding a download she may have done a year ago. It gave the IP address, the name and address and the item downloaded from a utorrent site. Has anybody had a letter requesting a fine for such a thing. Or is it a scam.
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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suspended#1
Not a scam, there has been quite a few threads on this

Out of interest what was the download?
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have a look here being threatened.
#3
Is the letter for ACS:Law? If so, then it's not a scam (in a criminal sense). They are solicitors who go after people for downloading music and such. I don't think there has been a case where they've actually taken someone to court over an alleged download so if you ignore them, they'll probably pipe down eventually.

If it's not ACS:Law, do your research before considering settling with them. How much is the letter asking for btw?

Edit: Someone else on here has had a letter from ACS:Law recently. http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/693081/acs-law-infringement-of-copyright-l
might be worth reading through.
#4
Also depending on who their ISP is - some ISPs weren't maintaining correct matches of IP addresses to customers meaning when the records were accessed, customers were incorrectly identified as downloading copyrighted material when in fact they didnt.

The accuracy of the letters is only as good as the information supplied to them.
#5
i would ignore it. if you try any sort of reply they'l have you!
#6
Wow and lol:

http://www.acs-law.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75:file-sharing-litigation-results&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50


'Scumbags'

We are pleased with the results on the initial batches of issued claims, as we have found that 80% of all defendants opt for settlements outside of court, for amounts more than originally claimed.


Copyright infringers generally buckle when litigation is formally initiated. Our experience shows that most will seek an out of court settlement and offer to pay costs to date. It has always been our intention to set a favourable precedent and whilst it is disappointing that these settlements mean that a fully contested case has yet to reached the courts, our client's have been successful in recovering monies lost to piracy. Based on these successes, we have been instructed to increase the number of claims we issue at court by at least 300% over the coming months. We are confident that we will be able to set a number favourable precedents to build on the existing case law in 2010.


The intellectual property department at ACS Law has been going from strength to strength. We have been in the news recently and as a direct result of the increased publicity, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of substantial new clients, including a number of well known songwriters and software companies. In order to fully service our new clients, we will be doubling the size of our team in the very near future.


Exciting times ahead.

I can't think of enough swear words to cover these shisters.
#7
If using Utorrent, or any other Torrent downloading facility for that matter, use protocol encryption just for an added level of protection.

That way anything you download is encrypted.

To enable it in Utorrent go to 'options', 'preferences', 'Bittorrent', then under 'protocol encryption' set it to 'enabled' or for extra security 'forced'.
#8
Starr
Not a scam, there has been quite a few threads on this

Out of interest what was the download?


Just the top 20.
#9
robappleby89
If using Utorrent, or any other Torrent downloading facility for that matter, use protocol encryption just for an added level of protection.

That way anything you download is encrypted.

To enable it in Utorrent go to 'options', 'preferences', 'Bittorrent', then under 'protocol encryption' set it to 'enabled' or for extra security 'forced'.


I don't think this will protect you against anti-piracy agencies who actually host the copyrighted material and share it in order to catch pirates. I think the idea of it is to hide that you're downloading from bittorrent from your ISP so they won't throttle your connection speed.

Encrypting the traffic should hide it from your ISP but the host of the torrent (and everyone else connected) can still see that you are connected. That's just the way bittorrent was designed.

I gave up using bittorrent regularly when OiNK shut down and I wouldn't go back to it now given that anti-piracy groups are on the rise. They're targeting bittorrent because it's so easy to see who's downloading what and for every 1 person that tries to hide their identity (which I'm dubious as to whether can be done reliably), there'll be 100 that are easily identifiable and targets for ACS:Law et al.
#10


somehow i think they are lieing alot with those figures, i would go all the way to court if they targetted me
banned#11
oldmanhouse;8819138
I don't think this will protect you against anti-piracy agencies who actually host the copyrighted material and share it in order to catch pirates. I think the idea of it is to hide that you're downloading from bittorrent from your ISP so they won't throttle your connection speed.

Encrypting the traffic should hide it from your ISP but the host of the torrent (and everyone else connected) can still see that you are connected. That's just the way bittorrent was designed.

I gave up using bittorrent regularly when OiNK shut down and I wouldn't go back to it now given that anti-piracy groups are on the rise. They're targeting bittorrent because it's so easy to see who's downloading what and for every 1 person that tries to hide their identity (which I'm dubious as to whether can be done reliably), there'll be 100 that are easily identifiable and targets for ACS:Law et al.

Spot on! :thumbsup:

usenet FTW!
#12
I have sent you a pm with advice on what to do. Good luck.I have recieved one of these letters over a year ago. That was from Davenport Loyns. ACS Law have taken over the cases.

You need to do the following
1. Contact consumer direct
2. Contact youre local trading standards department. Ring youre council and ask to be put through
3. Once you have done the above contact ACS Law via recorded delivery. Tell them what you have done and that you wish to reciever no further letters from them. Keep the letter short and dont go into anything else. Obvoiusly put in the letter that you havnt downloaded and if they wish to take the matter to court then you would see them there.
http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/
#13
scam - ignore it

They didn't download Cascada did they? Their ip will be wrong, if they read it properly it will say they downloaded a mp3 file then it states it was a movie file
banned#14
rotisman38;8819701
scam - ignore it

They didn't download Cascada did they? Their ip will be wrong, if they read it properly it will say they downloaded a mp3 file then it states it was a movie file

dont comment without knowing the facts - its not a scam FFS! :roll:
suspended#15
Seems to be a trend here

The letters have been sent out to people who have downloaded something with UK in the title.

UK Top 20
UK Top 40
UK Number 1s
UK Student House
#16
csiman
dont comment without knowing the facts - its not a scam FFS! :roll:


Got the facts mate as I had one of these letters and took advice. They use scaremongering to get monies.
Apparantley I downloaded Cascada - Wouldn't download that rubbish even if it were legal. They even gave me a date and the software I was using which they said was Vuze - Wrong again, don't and never have used Vuze
banned#17
rotisman38;8830365
Got the facts mate as I had one of these letters and took advice. They use scaremongering to get monies.
Apparantley I downloaded Cascada - Wouldn't download that rubbish even if it were legal. They even gave me a date and the software I was using which they said was Vuze - Wrong again, don't and never have used Vuze

its still NOT a scam though :thumbsup:

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