Cease and Desist

Hi

I’m from the UK. I’ve was going to download a tv series currently being aired in the USA until I saw a number of people had left comments saying they recieved cease and desist letters from the tv company saying they were infringing US copyright law. First of all do people who recieve these letter really stop downloading the shows or are they just attempting to scare you with no real threat. Finally can this company stop me downloading in the UK or are our copyright law different.

Thanks

If the letter comes from a UK company they certainly could sue you.

If the letter comes from a US company, they could certainly pass your information on to their UK counterpart.