The BPI has come out and criticised a law firm for its mass mailout of letters to alleged illegal file-sharers, citing that this is not the "favoured approach".
This week it was found by Which? magazine that law firm ACS:Law has been mailing out letters to some people who have no claimed they have no idea they are partaking in illegal file-sharing.
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The BPI isn't happy with the letters and has said about the situation: "We don't favour the approach taken by ACS:Law to tackle illegal file-sharing.
"Our view is that legal action is best reserved for the most persistent or serious offenders - rather than widely used as a first response."
ACS:Law offers those it has sent letters to an out-of-court settlement fee of £500, but speaking to the BBC, Andrew Crossley from the firm said: "It has been said that we have no intention of going to court but we have no fear of it."
The law surrounding just what action to take on illegal file-sharers is somewhat cloudy at the moment.
Not until the government's Digital Economy Bill actually goes through parliament, will we know just how to treat file-sharing in the UK.
Via the BBC (thanks to Ripsnorter)