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    Sky and Davenport Lyons

    This is a discussion on Sky and Davenport Lyons within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Over on TiscaliUser there has been an interesting thread regarding downloading files and getting correspondence from a Solicitors called Davenport ...

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      Sky and Davenport Lyons

      Over on TiscaliUser there has been an interesting thread regarding downloading files and getting correspondence from a Solicitors called Davenport Lyons.

      Apparently, Davenport Lyons are sending out packs of information, with wording possibly to suggest that you may have been downloading illegal Games from Torrent Sites etc

      Surfing the information superhighway (having been posted a link on MSN) I came across this apparently leaked document.

      Some customers who have broadband have accessed web sites and downloaded games that are covered under copyright laws. As these customers have broken the copyright law they are being sent letters from a Solicitor called Davenport Lyons requesting they pay a sum of money which is as much as 600.00. A number of these customers have contacted ourselves to advise that they believe that we have breached the data protection laws by disclosing information on them.

      We have disclosed these customers details due to being served with a court order. Therefore, should any customers call or write we can advise them that the reason the information has been supplied is due to Sky being served with a court order and that should they require any further information they must contact Davenport Lyons. Sky is not in anyway involved other than complying to the court order served.

      Security have added a note onto 'the system' for those customers who’s details have been disclosed due to the court order.

      Note to be added to 'the system' for court order:

      Address and contact details for this customer have been provided to Davenport Lyons Solicitors acting on behalf of ______________________ following a court order received by xxxx (a xxx company). Complying with this court order is mandatory by law.
      We are therefore posting this thread, in the interests of letting people know that Sky are only giving your personal details out, after having received a Court Order, of which Sky have to comply with.

      There is a lot of information on the internet regarding Davenport Lyons, and some people suggest that it is bordering on scare tactics, and that people are paying up to 900 to settle out of court, once receiving the information through the post.

      We will add links to this thread as we come across them.

      In the meantime, this makes for an interesting read.

      More news on this subject can be found here:

      Copyright lawyers accuse 25,000 UK videogame filesharers
      Game sharers face legal crackdown
      Game sharer gets 16K fine
      Hundreds sued for sharing video games
      Woman caught in file-sharing swoop
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      Re: Sky and Davenport Lyons

      I have been following this for over a year now with great interest.It all started with the dream pinball 3d game.I find the whole thing very suspect.
      If you can be bothered to go through all the pages, these links make for some interesting reading.....more from the point of view of internet users instead of Davenport Lyons perspective.
      Slyck.com • View topic - legal action for downloading Dream Pinball 3D
      Slyck.com • View topic - Just got a letter from Davenport Lyons RE-Colin Mcrae Dir

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      Re: Sky and Davenport Lyons

      Davenport Lyons will get 10,000 and the game's publisher Topware Interactive 6,000 in damages.
      Topware should employ another lawyer to sue DL for overcharging. It seems they are making a lot more out of it than the legal owners

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