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Offline GhostShip

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Latest Threat-To-Sue Scheme Revealed
« on: November 20, 2008, 09:13:44 am »
A Uk legal company are a working in conjunction with a German anti Piracy company to place its content on P2P and bittorrent trackers and then try to extort those downloading it, to make matters worse the material they plan to bait this trap with are  gay porn titles  :o

The file-sharing media went crazy recently when UK lawyers Davenport Lyons admitted it wrongly identified married pensioners who, they claim were illegally sharing a video game. The latest development is one that file-sharing commentators have quietly been expecting. While some 40-60% of those threatened over video game sharing in the UK appear to pay up, there are other ways of increasing this amount substantially via social leverage.
Unsurprisingly, Davenport Lyons are now going down this road which is likely maximize compliance rates.

According to recipients of fresh letters this weekend, the lawyers have now expanded into movie ‘protection’ - a gay hardcore porn movie to be precise. As previously pointed out by P2P-Blog, DigiProtect seem to be acquiring the ‘P2P Rights’ to many titles (including those of US porn company ‘Evil Angel’) and gathering their money via P2P tracking and subsequent legal threats.

Of course, we live in a world that has become much more liberal in recent years, so the stigma attached to porn of all flavors has diminished significantly. However, the damage that will be done to a family will be considerable if someone is incorrectly accused of sharing porn that doesn’t ‘fit’ the acceptance levels in that household. There is a firestorm coming, there can be little doubt, and a simple apology from Davenport Lyons following an incorrect accusation won’t be enough.

Once again we can see the low depths "rights owners" and their moronic attack dog lawyers are going to to entrap ordinary consumers into thousands of pounds worth of debt, as Torrentfreak makes clear this is a scam from the time they "seed" a title to the time you start receiving threatening letters claiming you owe thousands, this is suprising in itself as its clear they are the rights holder and are supplying you with the content.
I would like to see this bit of legal chicanery be aired in a UK court, as its likely the case will collapse if defended.

Offline Lagerlout666

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Re: Latest Threat-To-Sue Scheme Revealed
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 02:11:23 pm »
Does this mean we have to start looking for fakes again, but of the gay variety.  Mediadefender are still trying to flood and are boring and easy, maybe looking for these will be fun. Ill leave you to imagine some of the search terms lol.
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