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Fom ISP Preview 28/09/11:

Golden Eye International, a law firm that claims to hold numerous film copyrights and is linked with the Ben Dover porn brand in the UK [yep – of ‘fancy an Indian’ fame - ahem], has attempted to sue three broadband ISP customers for "illegal" internet copyright infringement (piracy) after at least one of the accused failed to respond when a letter arrived demanding a payment of £700 (i.e. "speculative invoicing") to settle the dispute.

I think those “air quotes” were more apt than the author thought. I love it how many niche journalists who should know better get in a pickle over illegality and unlawfulness.

But ok, we all get it: these actions are too silly for words.

Boob number two, though - Golden Eye International don’t seem to be a law firm per se. They kind of position themselves as the A-team of the IP world, flying hither and thither jumping in with their size tens where there’s a sniff of IP infringement and often when there isn’t.

Actually, they’ve instructed Tilly Bailey & Irvine to act for them in this case.

Surely it was self-evident.  I know the credibility of the profession is in relative tatters out there, but really -  ‘Golden Eye Law’?  Don’t tell me – the list of senior partners includes Pussy Galore* and Auric Goldfinger?

* I assume that’s not PC any longer and we have to substitute her name with that of Alota Fagina.

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Comments

  1. All that aside, I'm jealous of anyone working in an industry where you can operate using the name "Ben Dover" and not suffer commercial damage as a result of your love of childish wordplay.

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  2. Boob number three:

    "Actually, they’ve instructed Tilly Bailey & Irvine to act for them in this case."

    No. TBI were the law firm they used back in the day to get the Norwich Pharmacal orders. TBI stopped with with GEIL when ACS:Law starting squirming more than usual and they realised the trouble it might cause them.

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  3. Stephen ... yep, I know... maybe 'ben dover law' would be a good name for a firm? ;-)

    Anon... if you say so. I stand corrected (said the man in the orthopaedic shoes).Stephen ... yep, I know... maybe 'ben dover law' would be a good name for a firm? ;-)

    Anon... if you say so. I stand corrected (said the man in the orthopaedic shoes).

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