Legal Issues

ACS:Law Anti-Piracy Lawyer Suspended For 2 Years

ACS:Law Anti-Piracy Lawyer Suspended For 2 Years

By now the story is well known. Law firm Davenport Lyons initiated the now-infamous anti-piracy settlement work in the UK but backed out due to bad publicity. ACS:Law, somehow thinking things would be different for them, took on the work expecting an easy ride. But bad publicity and intense controversy greeted the law firm and its owner Andrew Crossley at every turn and eventually the company...

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US Authorities Silence NinjaVideo Founder, Rush Her to Prison

US Authorities Silence NinjaVideo Founder, Rush Her to Prison

Mid-2010, nine sites connected to movie streaming were targeted by the U.S. government. They included NinjaVideo.net, at the time one of the Internet’s most prominent video streaming sites. Hana Beshara, known online as Phara, was the first of the site’s founders to be sentenced. She has to spend 22 months in prison followed by 2 years of probation and 500 hours of community...

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