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|Law Firm Tried To Drop Piracy Cases: Judge Says Case Must Go Ahead|
| 5:57 pm on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Law Firm Tried To Drop Piracy Cases: Judge Says Case Must Go Ahead [bbc.co.uk]
|A controversial law firm that sent letters to alleged illegal file sharers has been told it cannot drop its cases to "avoid public scrutiny". |
ACS:Law contacted thousands of people accusing them of illegally downloading movies and songs and demanding payments of £500 to avoid court action.
Cases against 26 of them proceeded, before the company attempted to pull out of prosecution at the last minute.
Now a judge had criticised the firm for its methods.
"I cannot imagine a system better designed to create disincentives to test the issues in court," said Judge Ian Birss at the Patents County Court in London.
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