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    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; Newsreader, I agree that Plusnet have done wrong in that instance and should rightly be brought to book for it ...

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

      Newsreader, I agree that Plusnet have done wrong in that instance and should rightly be brought to book for it now it is known in the community, I wonder how many times companies do this and nobody knows.

      I just wanted to point out that this mess was not even partially caused by any other persons/company, ACS held all this information unencrypted for the world to see, that is even after they received some of the information in a correctly encrypted format.

      Somehow, they managed to start sending around an unencrypted version of it!!!


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

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Also just to note, it does state that the data cannot be given over without a court order in situ.
      Agreed but that is exactly the point. If confirmed it would mean (allegedly) that Sky colluded with them. Other ISPs like Virgin and Talk Talk told them where to go.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by loveif View Post
      Agreed but that is exactly the point. If confirmed it would mean (allegedly) that Sky colluded with them. Other ISPs like Virgin and Talk Talk told them where to go.
      It confirms, if a genuine document, that Sky and a Spanish artist had an agreement. Although the reference number does have AJC in it. So it is possible that ACS:Law wrote the agreement? Or that ACS represented the artist purely. It could of course mean that the agreement / arrangement was to be part of ACS:Law's repertoire.

      I cannot see any definitive reference / agreement to ACS:Law in it, sorry to be pedantic. (apart from the AJC)

      VM and TalkTalk could possibly have done that to not lose customers though?

      Although I do like their blog.

      As reported widely in the media today, a list with names and addresses of some 8,000+ UK broadband users has been posted on the internet, along with details of adult films they are accused of sharing. The list belonged to ACS:Law, a law firm which writes letters to other ISPs’ customers that are accused by rightsholders of filesharing, demanding compensation payments.

      I say ‘other’ because TalkTalk has never given any customer details to ACS:Law or any other law firm working on this basis, so our customers will not be affected by this breach.
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      Re: ACS Law and Some Sky Broadband Customers - A Heads Up

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Somehow, they managed to start sending around an unencrypted version of it!!!
      If what I have read so far is true, it was possibly a BT lawyer who sent it unencrypted.


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

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      If what I have read so far is true, it was possibly a BT lawyer who sent it unencrypted.
      Yes, that maybe so but I doubt that a BT employee would have had access to the Sky information which by all accounts was encrypted when originally sent.

      I also wouldn't excuse all the data being put on a front facing part of the website.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Yes, that maybe so but I doubt that a BT employee would have had access to the Sky information which by all accounts was encrypted when originally sent.
      Totally agree, I was on about Plusnet. Sorry if that wasn't clear.


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

      Could someone please clarify that, from the looks of it they are targeting users who they deem to have been filesharing using torrents and not users who download from filehosts like hotfile and Rapidshare?

      thanks.

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

      I've had a look around after finding out about this in the end of a BBC news report yesterday, and believe if the things said about the amount of data being downloaded to be passed on to ACS Law are true, then just downloading games on Xbox Live would probably mean my account was looked at. So, I am another one who is interested in cancelling Sky, especially if they have been profiting from the exchange as has been alleged.
      Does anyone know if cancelling would be detrimental, or if I could claim money back for the last few months of the contract?

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

      Sky are not providing details about what you download, they are supplying names and addresses of those being accused of illegal downloading. If you are downloading legal games from Xbox, you have nothing to worry about. There are reports of people being incorrectly accused of illegal downloading, which is a completely separate thing.

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

      What is another shocking discovery about ACS:LAW is that their URL is a .ORG.UK. So much for those meant to be used by non-profit organisations.

     

     
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