[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/eThNg2.jpg[/newsimage]For years, people have speculated that the firms involved in collecting fines from those who have been accused of illegal file sharing are using unsavory tactics to get results. Now there is some hard evidence to back up these claims. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/anti-piracy-firm-acslaw-emails-leaked-collection-tactics-exposed-34718/](http://www.myce.com/news/anti-piracy-firm-acslaw-emails-leaked-collection-tactics-exposed-34718/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Government agencies defending ordinary folks vs. coddling revenue enhancing businesses (even if unethical or illegal practices are used) ? Why is anyone surprised or why would anyone be surprised.
Whether in North America or Europe or anywhere else, for that matter, the power goes with the “cash flow”. As we say here in the US when addressing the subject of corruption and dirty tactics, “Follow the money”.
Interesting. Sounds like your average collection agency tactics.
[QUOTE=justcallmebob;2547497]Interesting. Sounds like your average collection agency tactics.[/QUOTE]
Except without the necessary documentation collection agencies need to have by law. Scumbags!
I read about this the other day - feel sorry for the users whose details got leaked, but then ACS:Scum should have stored the info more securely in the first place (i.e. NOT on a web server - DOH!!!).
As has been mentioned elsewhere on the web, I don’t see them being around much longer after this cock-up…AFAIK they and their silly stunts were already under investigation.