Well this will breathe a sigh of relief to many who have been wrongly accused of internet piracy in downloading illegal music and films etc. I personally feel these legal companies where opportunist in trying to frighten users into paying a small fee to not go to court.
“MediaCAT, a firm which has sent thousands of letters to alleged illegal file-sharers in the UK, has ceased trading, according to its law firm.
It follows the resignation of Andrew Crossley, who heads the law firm that pursued alleged file-sharers on its behalf.
Mr Crossley resigned during a court hearing, brought against 27 alleged illegal file-sharers.
He confirmed that MediaCAT had “ceased trading”.
It comes days before a judgement is due on the case in a hearing at London’s patent court.
During the case, Judge Birss criticised the methods used by Mr Crossley and the law firm he heads – ACS: Law.
MediaCAT had signed a number of contracts with copyright owners, allowing it to pursue alleged illegal file-sharers on their behalf.”
Read the full article HERE at BBC Technology News