24th January 2012 10:44
ACS:Law solicitor suspended, to pay costs.
Loz Kaye - Pirate Party UK Leader
Andrew Crossley of ACS:law has been suspended for two years and ordered to pay £76,000 in costs after admitting six charges at a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing on Monday.
I have been consistently and strongly critical of ACS Law's legal practice and the way that they have conducted their business, sending thousands of letters demanding settlement payments for alleged copyright infringement. The firm's methods have been denounced by the Pirate Party repeatedly and were referred to as "resembling extortion" by the party in 2010.
In the face of continued attempts from government and the content industries to regulate and control the internet through excessive legislation and extreme enforcement this result can only be seen as a positive step.
Pirate Party UK
+44 (0) 161 987 7880