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Quite an amusing story this one, basically there's a company called ACS Law which sends threatening letters to people who have allegedly illegally downloaded copyright material, asking they to pay hundreds of pounds or they will take them to court. They've never actually taken anyone to court, but they make a good business out of threatening people.

Their website was attacked last week and went down, leaving ALL their files unencrypted and available for anyone to download, including lists from Sky and BT including files that people have ALLEGEDLY downloaded.

The lists are now doing the rounds and the company are facing massive fines for breach of the Data Protection Act, ha. You can search by postcode to see what people near you may have been up to.

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Haha, that's unfortunate for G Nicol.

[EDIT= Anyone else glad their name didn't show up..? :] ]

Damn right, dodged a bullet there.

Not getting G Nicol where I search but the fellow at AB25 3QZ certainly has "interesting" tastes.

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MR Hasan Yesser Saleh - LITTLE ASIAN TRANSEXUALS 2, TRANSEXUAL PROSTITUTES 33

MR George Nicol - FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1

People near me are quite clearly awesome.

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MR Hasan Yesser Saleh - LITTLE ASIAN TRANSEXUALS 2, TRANSEXUAL PROSTITUTES 33

MR George Nicol - FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1

People near me are quite clearly awesome.

I found those guys too!

MISS Tracey Watt - FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 1, FREDDIE'S BRITISH GRANNY FUCK 2

I must admit i really want to meet that woman!

xx

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BBC - Newsbeat - 'My details appeared on 'porn' list'

Claire is a Sky Broadband customer from Shropshire whose name has appeared on one of the lists leaked onto the internet.

She received a letter three weeks ago accusing her of illegally sharing a pornographic film.

The 25-year-old told Newsbeat she's never file-shared pornography in her life.

What exactly did the letter say?

"The film was called Chubby Chasers, which is just awful, and the letter [said] I owed them 495 or they would be taking me to court in a civil law case.

"I burst into tears because I didn't recognise the name of the film, I've never uploaded or downloaded pornography in my life.

"I was distraught, really really upset."

How can you prove that you didn't do it?

"The time that I was accused of downloading the film I was in bed. It was very early morning - on a Tuesday.

"My alarm wouldn't have even gone off yet.

"My partner had been made redundant and I know damn well that he was in bed and hadn't got up and started download pornography.

"I know we didn't do it. There was no way we could have done it."

Hmm, you keep telling yourself that love.

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I have had a letter from ACS Law and yet don't appear on the list despite being a Sky Customer, Interestingly we were in the middle of a week in Staffordshire when the alleged downloading took place. I send a letter of denial, said that we were not even in the same country at the time and I looked forward to repeating that in court, and strangely never heard of anything else, allegedly they reckon as much as 50% may be wrong information, but by doing it with such things as gay porn and granny porn they try to embarass people into paying up lest it become public knowledge - or become known to partners etc. It's basically legalised blackmail, and i'm glad that its happened to them, and he did bring it on himself by publically stating that the attacks on other sites were worthless and didnt matter. The best thing is that no crime has taken place, they left the mails up on their server for anyone to get as they tried to fix the website so oops on all levels. He was already in the middle of an SRU investigation - i complained tothem when i had my letter so was being kept abreast of it, and he may well have been shut down - but would have been allowed to keep the money made until now, a 500k fine should eat up a fair bit of that.

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BBC - Newsbeat - 'My details appeared on 'porn' list'

"The time that I was accused of downloading the film I was in bed. It was very early morning - on a Tuesday.

"My alarm wouldn't have even gone off yet.

"My partner had been made redundant and I know damn well that he was in bed and hadn't got up and started download pornography.

"I know we didn't do it. There was no way we could have done it."

Hmm, you keep telling yourself that love.

Yeah, maybe Claire should quit with the sleeping and get with the servicing her man's needs.

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I have had a letter from ACS Law and yet don't appear on the list despite being a Sky Customer, Interestingly we were in the middle of a week in Staffordshire when the alleged downloading took place. I send a letter of denial, said that we were not even in the same country at the time and I looked forward to repeating that in court, and strangely never heard of anything else, allegedly they reckon as much as 50% may be wrong information, but by doing it with such things as gay porn and granny porn they try to embarass people into paying up lest it become public knowledge - or become known to partners etc. It's basically legalised blackmail, and i'm glad that its happened to them, and he did bring it on himself by publically stating that the attacks on other sites were worthless and didnt matter. The best thing is that no crime has taken place, they left the mails up on their server for anyone to get as they tried to fix the website so oops on all levels. He was already in the middle of an SRU investigation - i complained tothem when i had my letter so was being kept abreast of it, and he may well have been shut down - but would have been allowed to keep the money made until now, a 500k fine should eat up a fair bit of that.

I'd be interested in a borrow of Chubby Chasers if you still have it?

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The guy accused of downloading Little Asian Transexuals and the like seems to live on the same street as my ex-girlfriend. Given his name, based on stereotypes and assumptions unfortunately, I reckon I know who he is and he is a right weird fucker!

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