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The Final Chapter Of Andrew Crossley? Suspended For 2 Years

Today saw the disgraced, discredited bully Andrew Crossley up before the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal on 7 charges relating to ACS:Law’s (his former company, since shut down) harassment of alleged file-sharers.  ISPreview’s commentary on proceedings is worth reading, particularly the section dealing with how, even though declared bankrupt, Crossley still lives the high life.  Crossley has also still to pay the fine levied on him by the ICO.

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ACS:Law Case Collapse – Crossley Tries To Save His Ass

The hearings at the Patent Court under Judge Birss have been most interesting for followers of the filesharer harassment story.  If you’re not familiar with this story this commentary will help before the story continues.

In that post I wrote:

Even the courts were getting tired of the demands of companies like ACS:Law, as Chief Master Winegarten warned.  Now we have the Judicial Review into this Act.  This was coming; it’s a pity the ISPs didn’t put up more of a battle earlier or this may have come a lot earlier.

Now Chief Master Winegarten’s warning has come to pass with disastrous results for Andrew Crossley and ACS:Law, all thanks to Judge Birss QC.

Last December,  Judge Birss QC sat in the England and Wales Patents County Court (PCC) and dismissed a bid by ACS:Law to get default judgements against eight people for alleged copyright infringement.  Judge Birss then decided to convene one sitting of the PCC to consider twenty seven cases brought by ACS:Law in what he described as “an unusual step” in an unusual case.

At that sitting Judge Birss rejected an application by ACS:Law to have the cases dropped and adjourned the hearing until yesterday.  It was at the reconvened hearing yesterday that things went even more pear shaped for Andrew Crossley and ACS:Law.

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Let The BPI Know How You Feel: Boycott Them

The BPI have used the politicians to get their way.  Their Director of Communications is arrogant, a failed comedian and has a dodgy track record.

Now is your chance to let them know how you feel about the Digital Economy Bill.

The BPI proudly lists its members here.

Want to hit the BPI where it hurts them most?

It’s very easy.

Boycott the companies listed on these pages.  I’ve been boycotting Nestle and McDonalds for years, Tesco for a fair while too.  Another bunch of companies associating with the BPI are no problem to add to that list.

I declare that my family will no longer spend any money on products which support BPI members.

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