Law halts "speculative invoicing" activity
passiveprofits at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 25 16:02:05 GMT 2011
--- On Tue, 1/25/11, James Firth <james2 at jfirth.net> wrote:
> From: James Firth <james2 at jfirth.net>
> Subject: RE: Law halts "speculative invoicing" activity
> To: marcus at connectotel.com, "'UK Cryptography Policy Discussion Group'" <ukcrypto at chiark.greenend.org.uk>
> Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:28 AM
> > Law firm ACS: Law stops 'chasing
> illegal file-sharers
> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12253746
> I was just reading that. I'm not sure how much
> evidence there is to support
> Mr Crossley's assertions:
> "I have ceased my work...I have been subject to criminal
> attack. My e-mails
> have been hacked. I have had death threats and bomb
> threats," he said in the
> statement, read to the court by MediaCAT's barrister Tim
> I'm reminded of this great piece on Andrew Crossley and
I'm not so sure you could call this anything other than a great piece of disinfo, as usual, from the Daily Laughagraph (nb: din't read the other link):
"The law was certainly on their side in one respect: under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, it’s illegal to make a copyright work available for download by others on a file-sharing network"
This of course is a WHOLLY misleading statement (note that it is made with reassuring/absolute certainty, too; the way the best disinfo-artists always slip it in [i.e. in an otherwise AFAICS correct article, where you won't notice it) ;)).
I have not checked, but feel sure if I did the relevant Act would only prohibit the making available of a copyrighted work ....'without the consent of the copyright(s) holder(s)' or something similar.
Anyone correct that?
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