UK Consumer Group Takes On Davenport Lyons

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The consumer rights organisation Which? has filed a complain on behalf of UK consumers accused of piracy by the law firm Davenport Lyons.


Davenport Lyons seems to be the go-to legal firm for intellectual property rights holders in the UK, having been associated with a number of high profile investigations - not all of which have ended well, e.g.this case of an elderly couple not having downloaded an Atari game and another in which two pensioners were accused of downloading hardcore gay pornography.

Which? has investigated several of these cases on behalf of the accused and has filed a letter of complaint with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) claiming that "excessive bullying has taken place.

UK consumer group goes after copyright bullies [Ars Technica]


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Piracy is bad and all, but is this really going to solve anything?

I mean, the whole Suit and Counter suit model doesn't seem like a good thing for anyone but the Lawyers.