Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 63k members.


    Advertisement

    Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
    Results 21 to 30 of 129

    ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

    This is a discussion on ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; I think we should also remember that downloading and reading the emails and other details may in itself be illegal. ...

    1. #21
      Isitme's Avatar
      Isitme is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: Bannockburn
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      Central Scotland
      Posts
      33,826
      Thanks
      60
      Thanked 1,621 Times in 1,583 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      I think we should also remember that downloading and reading the emails and other details may in itself be illegal. So be careful out there.

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      Useful Utilites

      Inssider 2/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.






    2. Advertisement
    3. #22
      tech3475's Avatar
      tech3475 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Max
      Router: Netgear V2 DG934G
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Posts
      96
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
      tech3475 and Tim1964, have a look at Torrent freak and scroll down through the comments for posts dated 26/9 for instructions on how to read the files.
      Quote -" Mass rename them to .eml files to import them into thunderbird, use something like this to do that: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php"
      Thanks, but is there a virus free version or an online version? My av keeps picking it up.
      Last edited by tech3475; 28-09-10 at 08:59 AM.

    4. #23
      G_Stephens's Avatar
      G_Stephens is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: 01992
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Netgear V1 DG834GT
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Sep 2010
      Posts
      2
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      I contacted SKY when I received one of these wonderful letters from ACS... and they told me that there were no notes on my account relating to anyone wanting my details......
      Anyone had the same scenario,,, and has anyone gone to a solicitor with one of these ACS letters?????

    5. #24
      Tim1964's Avatar
      Tim1964 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Hoddesdon
      Broadband ISP: BT Infinity
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Sep 2006
      Location
      South East Herts
      Posts
      135
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      A comment on this story on Gizmodo says that "no one taken to court has lost the case..." It must be possible to check public court records somewhere to confirm.

      Looking at the emails it seems those that have paid up are doing so to save public embarrassment when accused of downloading 'adult' material. If ACS were concerned for the copywrite holders they would be after all pirates not just those that are unlikely to fight the case.

    6. #25
      NewsreadeR's Avatar
      NewsreadeR is offline Site Founder
      Exchange: Marshalls Cross
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504n
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Aug 2006
      Location
      St Helens
      Posts
      22,206
      Thanks
      108
      Thanked 366 Times in 300 Posts
      Blog Entries
      48

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      The personal details of a further 8,000 people alleged to have shared music or films illegally have appeared online.

      A list of more than 8,000 Sky broadband subscribers and a second of 400 PlusNet users surfaced following a security breach of legal firm ACS:Law.
      BBC News - Thousands more exposed on ACS:Law file-sharing lists


      ~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~


      Follow us on Twitter @skyuser

    7. #26
      Digger's Avatar
      Digger is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Base
      Router: Netgear V2 DG934G
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Sep 2010
      Posts
      23
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      This is very disturbing, I have never DL'd anything illegally or even torrented from friends, but my account (base) is in my parents name but they do not use it. I would be worried if that leak had my info on it as it seems they have a "hit and miss" attitude to catching those that are in the wrong.

      Is it the IP address's or home ones too?
      IP is not so bad (isn't sky on dynamic anyway) but your home address one is disgusting.

    8. #27
      Isitme's Avatar
      Isitme is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: Bannockburn
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      Central Scotland
      Posts
      33,826
      Thanks
      60
      Thanked 1,621 Times in 1,583 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      Is it the IP address's or home ones too?
      IP is not so bad (isn't sky on dynamic anyway) but your home address one is disgusting.
      Both I think. Dynamic addresses do not matter, Sky and other ISPs who use them, have a record of when any particular address was held by an particular user.

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      Useful Utilites

      Inssider 2/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





    9. #28
      deadman1984's Avatar
      deadman1984 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Ponteland Newcastle Upon Tyne
      Broadband ISP: BT Infinity 1
      Router: tp link archer d7 + draytek vigor 130 modem
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD + multi
      Join Date
      Sep 2009
      Location
      newcastle upon tyne uk
      Posts
      3,213
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      Quote Originally Posted by MMAFan View Post
      It does indeed. The BB account isn't in his name so he's ok. It's his parents who will have the legal issues......oh and the suspended BB of course.
      ok now your worrying me when you said that does anyone have the full list to see it fully

    10. #29
      G_Stephens's Avatar
      G_Stephens is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: 01992
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Netgear V1 DG834GT
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Sep 2010
      Posts
      2
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      Does anyone think that there is much point in appointing a solicitor at this moment in time as I have a week left to respond to this wonderful company...
      Does everyone reckon all the bad publicity that has been generated around the leak of details will cause them to climb back into which ever hole they came from?
      Confused as to what to do,????

    11. #30
      NewsreadeR's Avatar
      NewsreadeR is offline Site Founder
      Exchange: Marshalls Cross
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504n
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Aug 2006
      Location
      St Helens
      Posts
      22,206
      Thanks
      108
      Thanked 366 Times in 300 Posts
      Blog Entries
      48

      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      If you have received a letter from ACS Law, the best advice is 'do not ignore it', but follow the guide from Which.

      Whether or not ACS Law will continue now, as it could be construed that they 'royally cocked up', is a different story. In the meantime, do not do nothing.

      What to do if you're accused of file sharing - Technology - Which? Campaigns

      As a website, we do not condone the downloading of illegal files, but if you are genuinely innocent then all the advice needed is on the link above.
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 28-09-10 at 03:36 PM.


      ~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~


      Follow us on Twitter @skyuser

     

     
    Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2014. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION | SEO by vBSEO