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For discussion of the threatened legal action surrounding the alleged filesharing of pornography, computer games and music. (Golden Eye Int LTD / GEIL / MIRCOM / TCYK)
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:52 am

Dai_Young wrote:
bpaw wrote:Probably Ben Dover Honey doesn't care about nicking someone elses images.....


Well we may soon see if APP cares about someone nicking it's images as I've contacted them.

I hope you mentioned for them to avoid calling on the services of a certain Andrew J Crossley for legal advice in this area :wink:
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
Source Link: BBC News
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Dai_Young » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:57 am

Actually, if you look at the lyrics of the title track, there is something very ironic about all this! :)
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Mullard47 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:01 am

bpaw wrote:Probably Ben Dover Honey doesn't care about nicking someone elses images.

The pirate keyboard here:

http://goldeneyeint.com/copyright_legislation.jsp

Is similar to here:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/learn-from-the-pirates-music-industry-told/story-e6frfro0-1111118614783

:pirate:

If you scrutinise those images in photoshop, they are more than similar - they are virtually the same.
A larger image can be seen on this page - HERE - which is better seen as HERE. I am sure that the organisation whose site that is will be best placed to know what the copyright position is with that image.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:48 am

Mullard47 wrote:
bpaw wrote:Probably Ben Dover Honey doesn't care about nicking someone elses images.

The pirate keyboard here:

http://goldeneyeint.com/copyright_legislation.jsp

Is similar to here:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/learn-from-the-pirates-music-industry-told/story-e6frfro0-1111118614783

:pirate:

If you scrutinise those images in photoshop, they are more than similar - they are virtually the same.
A larger image can be seen on this page - HERE - which is better seen as HERE. I am sure that the organisation whose site that is will be best placed to know what the copyright position is with that image.

I guess the copyright position is answered HERE. It is just a question if they bought it, or nicked it elsewhere!
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
Source Link: BBC News
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Doctor Bob » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:30 am

Dai_Young wrote:Note the "Eye Of Horus" symbol at the top of the home page. This is lifted directly from The Alan Parsons Project album "Eye In The Sky".

I don't want to defend these people but the image on the webpage is a similar design but is not the same as the one used on the album cover. The Eye of Horus hieroglyph pre-dates The Alan Parsons Project by several thousand years, so unless it's an exact copy I don't think they will have much of a copyright claim.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:59 am

iStockPhoto images are popular with them, as the image HERE is also available HERE.
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby MrFredPFL » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:12 pm

Mullard47 wrote:I assumed that you were busy in connection with the third shed that you spoke of much earlier this year. Actually, "the third shed" sounds like the title of an Edgar Wallace mystery.


:lol: you have a good memory :)

the third shed is now built. however, i have not yet wired it - that is likely to happen this coming week. but, until then, i can't label the circuit "Arthur Jackson" in the breaker box.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Mullard47 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:10 pm

MrFredPFL wrote:
Mullard47 wrote:I assumed that you were busy in connection with the third shed that you spoke of much earlier this year. Actually, "the third shed" sounds like the title of an Edgar Wallace mystery.


:lol: you have a good memory :)

the third shed is now built. however, i have not yet wired it - that is likely to happen this coming week. but, until then, i can't label the circuit "Arthur Jackson" in the breaker box.


I suppose I do have a good memory. Seeing the palindromic (another Monty python angle - think Parrot sketch) thread about dates, I can remember a mention in a children's TV program at the time that the year 1961 was the same upside down, and that seems a long time ago now.

Sometimes I remember things on web sites and when I go back, they are no longer there. The question which then arises is whether they have been removed or I imagined it to start with.

An example is Golden Eye (International) Limited and the page HERE. I thought that that page previously listed Simon Honey and Julian Becker as directors. If it did, then that information has now disappeared.

I wonder if GEIL is transforming into one of those "orphan" companies that ends up with no directors, no assets, and where something it has started just gets abandoned. It happened with GCB Ltd, and according to on-line information HERE, Lee Bowden has now resigned from MediaCAT Ltd which, whilst active, is subject to the suspension of a striking off proposal.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:45 am

Mullard47 wrote:Sometimes I remember things on web sites and when I go back, they are no longer there. The question which then arises is whether they have been removed or I imagined it to start with.

An example is Golden Eye (International) Limited and the page HERE. I thought that that page previously listed Simon Honey and Julian Becker as directors. If it did, then that information has now disappeared.

I wonder if GEIL is transforming into one of those "orphan" companies that ends up with no directors, no assets, and where something it has started just gets abandoned. It happened with GCB Ltd, and according to on-line information HERE, Lee Bowden has now resigned from MediaCAT Ltd which, whilst active, is subject to the suspension of a striking off proposal.

Is it the case that companies without a registered director do not have to inform Companies House of such a change, if there is no director or company secretary left?

As I see it (Possibly), a company Mr Honey incorporated in 27/03/2008 and named after his house, pursues individuals for allegedly downloading copyright material which he apparently owns copyright through another company. It seems the actual copyright holding company wasn’t risked in this venture. It is now looking like the two companies have to be joined in order for the cases to continue in Court. It now seems that directors have resigned from GEIL.

No wonder people put two fingers up to the copyright laws. To continue your analogy of how these companies have ended up, they were obviously bad parents.
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby concerned100 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:01 am

concerned100 wrote:
Hickster wrote:
Mullard47 wrote:Is the infrastructure in place to raise this point with the SRA?


I have just sent my letter to them....

I did ask the SRA a simple question, are you investigating Tilley Bailey Irvine, however I spelt it "Tilly Baily Irvine" the SRA said "We have no record of Tilly Baily Irvine being investigated"....Hmmm, splitting hairs..



I don't want to write to the SRA as I'm only an interested bystander, but if I were to write, it would be along the following lines, in case anyone wants to write the the SRA along similar lines.

TO THE SRA

I am contacting you to request information regarding action you are taking relating to breach of the Regulatory Settlement Agreement of 13/19 October 2011 made by Tilly Bailey Irvine (TBI). Under that agreement, I see that TBI admitted, among other things, that:

‘[TBI] … allowed its independence to be compromised in breach of [the Solicitors Code of Conduct]… [by writing] letters of claim… which were inappropriately worded and pressurised individuals into settling a claim in circumstances where TBI’s arguments had not been established before the courts’

and TBI agreed not to:

‘act in any way inconsistent with [the] agreement by, for example, denying the misconduct admitted …above’.

Despite TBI’s agreement not to deny misconduct, I’ve seen a recent press article in which the firm’s managing partner states:

[TBI] was “delighted to be able to dispose of this matter in a way that makes it clear that the firm has never acted with any conscious or deliberate impropriety”.

Surely this is denial of misconduct, in breach of the agreement, as TBI could not have written the letters of claim and pressurised individuals other than by conscious and deliberate acts which it knew or should have known were improper, and for which it was reprimanded by the SRA. It put forward mitigation, but was reprimanded nonetheless. In fact, I can see nothing in the judgment that 'makes it clear that the firm has never acted with any conscious or deliberate impropriety.' Quite the contrary.

Please supply me with information regarding the action the SRA is taking with regard to this breach of the agreement by TBI.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Dai_Young » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:14 pm

Doctor Bob wrote:I don't want to defend these people but the image on the webpage is a similar design but is not the same as the one used on the album cover. The Eye of Horus hieroglyph pre-dates The Alan Parsons Project by several thousand years, so unless it's an exact copy I don't think they will have much of a copyright claim.


I first got interested in Parsons over forty years ago and have what I think is his entire output - mostly on vinyl in case any speculators are looking in. Forty odd years seems like aeons but granted, Nephthys et al were around a little while before that! :lol:
That particular graphic was used by APP but whether or not it was copyrighted I don't know. Anyway, I've received a reply from Lisa Parsons informing me that the possible infringement is being investigated.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:17 pm

A sunnyd post regarding the not so Anonymous four:

http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56418
Four British men charged with computer hacking in connection with online groups LulzSec and Anonymous will not stand trial before November next year.

Not much is said about these guys and the actual direct ‘crimes’ they are charged with. Although I believe they are not charged with the DDoS on ACS:Law, if they were involved I would say that this act saved so many innocent people from the unfair and un-proven accusations this law firm made.

Most importantly, the act was a denial of service on the ACS:Law website. That act alone would not have put ACS:Law out of business. Indeed, Mr Andrew J Crossley dismissed the first DDoS as a mere inconvenience. The attacks were not an attempt to gain access to the directory contents of the website. That stupid mistake was down to the Data Controller of the website, Mr Andrew J Crossley.

No matter how anyone questions the ethics of these internet organisations, that one act blew the lid off on how a Lawyer firm conducted their insipid business. The only problem is it didn’t put an end to the monitoring evidence like it should have.

It is a shame that the ACS:Law DDoS can’t be used in evidence of the defence of these individuals in Court to show the eventual outcome helped so many innocent people.
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
Source Link: BBC News
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby DukePPUk » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:43 pm

bpaw wrote:Not much is said about these guys and the actual direct ‘crimes’ they are charged with.

The original article says they were charged with "conspiracy to carry out an unauthorised act in relation to a computer" - so that's probably something in ss1-3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990, which covers "unauthorised access" (s1, up to 2 years), unauthorised access with intent to do further unauthorised stuff (s2, up to 5 years) or doing something to impair the operation of or access to a computer (s3, up to 10 years). These offences are quite broad and I haven't read up on the case law for them, but there is quite a bit.

The Guardian wrote:The group's bail conditions prohibit them from using online nicknames or using internet relay chat websites, the forums where Anonymous members are alleged to have plotted attacks.
I think this just shows how ridiculous bail conditions can be, and how useless courts and police are at dealing with anything Internet-related.

bpaw wrote:It is a shame that the ACS:Law DDoS can’t be used in evidence of the defence of these individuals in Court to show the eventual outcome helped so many innocent people.
There is a defence to most crimes of necessity, and I think that can cover exposing or preventing more serious crimes. It has been successful in some weird circumstances, so it might be worth running here (plus, depending on how much actual 'hacking' they did, there may be interesting arguments around the use of the word 'authorised'). However, if it's seen as "evil internet hackers" v "trusted organisations like Mastercard and Visa", I have a good idea how a court will see it.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:31 pm

Thanks Duke.

I did see the Guardian article. Pretty ridiculous as you said!

In a simplistic term, the act you say is probable is a 1990 act. The legislation.gov.uk over emphasises the misuse of ‘he’. If you wish to commit a criminal act against a computer, get a woman to do it!

I don’t know the particulars in the evidence against these individuals. The 1990 act sounds just like the era it was made for, and not relevant for what the accused are accused of.

I suppose the act could be loosely described in what they are accused of, but it only says ‘intent’ or ‘intends’ to secure access. Surely a DDoS is a denial of service, without an attempt to gain access.

The fact that it may be 12 months before they stand trial seems to me that the furore that has happened in the last twelve months will be forgotten by then.
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby DukePPUk » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:51 pm

s3 is the section designed to cover DDoSs;
s3 CMA wrote:A person is guilty of an offence if he does any unauthorised act in relation to a computer, at the time when he does the act he knows that it is unauthorised; and ... the person intends by doing the act to impair the operation of any computer [or] to prevent or hinder access to any program or data held in any computer".
However, I'm not sure if there's ever been a case (in this area) on what counts as an unauthorised act. That gets in to areas of authorisation to access websites, implied licences and similar stuff, that the Supreme Court may be looking into soon in NLA v Meltwater (a copyright case).

As for the male bias, most Acts talk about "he" and so on, which is why there's s6 Interpretation Act 1978. Otherwise it would be quite hard to prosecute women for a lot of crimes.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Mullard47 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:34 am

bpaw wrote:Response from Nominet:
Thank you for your email.

Having checked our records, I would agree that the domain name, adlitem.co.uk is currently registered to the dissolved company, Adlitem Ltd and therefore, the registration is in breach of our terms and conditions. It is for this reason that I have served notice to the current contact details of our intention to suspend the domain name.

If I have not received a response or claim to the domain name after 30 days, the domain name will be suspended, pending cancellation.

Edit: The last update on this domain name is todays date. Not sure what's changed.


My reckoning is that the 30 days expires today and that something ought to happen soon.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:23 am

Mullard47 wrote:
bpaw wrote:Response from Nominet:
Thank you for your email.

Having checked our records, I would agree that the domain name, adlitem.co.uk is currently registered to the dissolved company, Adlitem Ltd and therefore, the registration is in breach of our terms and conditions. It is for this reason that I have served notice to the current contact details of our intention to suspend the domain name.

If I have not received a response or claim to the domain name after 30 days, the domain name will be suspended, pending cancellation.

Edit: The last update on this domain name is todays date. Not sure what's changed.


My reckoning is that the 30 days expires today and that something ought to happen soon.

I had todays date in my memory. I will emaIl the Nominet contact tomorrow if it hasn't been suspended.

Edit 19:40:
I do believe it has been suspended.
Domain name:
adlitem.co.uk

Registrant:
adlitem ltd

Registrant type:
Unknown

Registrant's address:
.......

Registrar:
Fibranet Services Ltd [Tag = FIBRANET]
URL: http://www.freeparking.co.uk

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 24-Mar-2008
Renewal date: 24-Mar-2012
Last updated: 24-Oct-2011

Registration status:
Registered until renewal date.
*** This registration has been SUSPENDED. ***

Name servers:
ns1.ukdnsservers.co.uk
ns2.ukdnsservers.co.uk
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:58 pm

This was the reply I got from ICANN on 22/10/11 about gn3sys.com:
Hello bpaw,

Thank you for submitting and confirming your Whois Data report re:
gn3sys.com. Your report has been entered into ICANN's database. For reference your report ID is: .....

Any future correspondence sent to ICANN must contain your report ID number.
Please allow 45 days for ICANN's WDPRS processing of your Whois inaccuracy claim. This 45 day WDPRS processing cycle includes forwarding the complaint to the registrar for handling, time for registrar action and follow-up by ICANN if necessary.

A copy of your report will be forwarded directly to the sponsoring registrar for investigation. The sponsoring registrar is responsible for investigating and correcting the data in response to your report as described in ICANN's "Registrar Advisory Concerning Whois Data Accuracy"

<http://www.icann.org/announcements/advisory-10may02.htm>.

For additional background information regarding registrars' Whois data accuracy obligations, see also the Registrar Advisory Concerning the '15-day Period' in Whois Accuracy Requirements

<http://www.icann.org/announcements/advisory-03apr03.htm>.

As discussed in detail in these advisories, it might legitimately take up to several weeks for the registrar to take action in response to your report.

Please save this email as a record of your report. After the 45 day WDPRS cycle, if you have reason to believe that the sponsoring registrar may not be fulfilling its obligations, please forward your copy of this e-mail, along with any other relevant information, to ICANN's Contractual Compliance department at compliance@icann.org. ICANN will review your submission and work with the registrar to ensure compliance. Also, in order to assist our efforts to improve Whois data accuracy, after the conclusion of the 45 day WDPRS cycle we may contact you later via e-mail to follow-up concerning the registrar's handling of your report.

Thank you again for taking the time to help improve Whois accuracy by submitting your report.

Best regards,

ICANN Contractual Compliance Department

A little longer to wait, but hopefully worth it. Got the same for ng3sys and ng3systems.
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Mullard47 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:24 pm

As to Adlitem Limited, the company was also the registrant for the katevogler.co.uk domain name, and that has also been suspended, so the Kate Vogler pot site (the clay sort) is down.

If that was not as a result of the complaint, then Nominet have done the same to any other domains that were registered by that company.

One would have thought that someone who is such an eminent internet connoisseur would have addressed this matter.

This means, of course that the link on the Golden Eye site is dead.

Actually, I wonder if Biblio know that they are carrying book adverts for a dissolved company. See HERE. I wonder if Biblio.com ought to be alerted to that.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:32 pm

Mullard47 wrote:One would have thought that someone who is such an eminent internet connoisseur would have addressed this matter.

Maybe he couldn't find an internet forum to help on this one :wink:

I only raised the issue with adlitem.co.uk, so if no one else complained it must have been Nominet as you said.

I was also quite happy to notify Biblio.
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Mullard47 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:39 am

bpaw wrote:
Mullard47 wrote:One would have thought that someone who is such an eminent internet connoisseur would have addressed this matter.

Maybe he couldn't find an internet forum to help on this one :wink:

I only raised the issue with adlitem.co.uk, so if no one else complained it must have been Nominet as you said.

I was also quite happy to notify Biblio.


Of course, there is the possibility that he has retired or something and just abandoned any web sites etc. and adverts.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Mullard47 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:59 pm

A house metioned previously appears to have been sold. See HERE.

I wonder what the reaction would be of a purchaser who bought it unaware of its provenance and subsequently found out, possibly if they received mail related to the page HERE.
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:55 pm

Mr Lee Bowdens inactive active company 100 Mile Media Limited changed address to:
Company Name:
100 MILE MEDIA LIMITED
Company No:07503354
Incorporated:24/01/2011

Registered Office:
NEW DERWENT HOUSE
69-73 THEOBALDS ROAD
LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM
WC1X 8TA

Company Type:Private Limited Company
Company Status:Active
Accounts Type:NO ACCOUNTS FILED
Latest Accounts to:
Latest Return to:

REGISTERED OFFICE CHANGED: 17/11/2011

And as I have been informed:
Company Name:
MEDIA C.A.T. LTD
Company No:04426555

Registered Office:
NEW DERWENT HOUSE
69-73 THEOBALDS ROAD
LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM
WC1X 8TA

Incorporated:29/04/2002
Company Type:Private Limited Company
Company Status:Active - Proposal to Strike off
Accounts Type:TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL
Latest Accounts to:30/04/2010
Latest Return to:29/04/2010

REGISTERED OFFICE CHANGED: 22/11/2011
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby bpaw » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:27 pm

On a personal matter, my particular interest is with Darker Enterprises Limited. Mr Lee Bowden and his Media CAT interest represented this organisation and accused innocent people, including me, of downloading certain material.

As I have posted before:

Spoiler: show
Netcollex Ltd
Adult & Glamour Mobile Content
26 Thames Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 0JA
http://www.netcollex.co.uk

From: 08:27 05/04/11 Sport Media Group PLC Appointment of Administrators

SPORT MEDIA GROUP PLC

("Sport Media", "SPMG" or "the Company")

Appointment of Administrators

The Company announces that Dermot Power and Patrick Lannagan, business
restructuring partners at BDO LLP, were appointed Joint Administrators over
Sport Media Group plc and two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sport Newspapers
Limited and Moresport Limited ("the Companies"), on 4 April 2011 by the
Directors of the Companies.

The Joint Administrators will continue to seek a buyer for the assets of the
Companies, which include the Newspaper titles and the Group's investments in a
digital content provider (Netcollex Limited) and a telecoms provider Telecom 2
Limited). Netcollex Limited and Telecom 2 Limited continue to trade as normal
outside of Administration.

Netcollex are the registrars of hundreds of domains, including:

Spoiler: show
07978.co.uk
blowme.co.uk
cheaptodial.com
customerservice.netcollex.co.uk
freefoneup.co.uk
freeint.co.uk
freephoning.co.uk
netcollex.co.uk
netcollex.com
cheaptel.eu
darkerenterprises.co.uk
freephoning.co.uk
interfactltd.co.uk
maacall.com
privatexxx.co.uk
totalxxx.co.uk
abbytitmuss.com
abiporn.com
abititmus.net
abivid.com
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Darker are on the list, as well as netcollex and pretty much all sites that would fall foul with the Pakistan Government.

Their most recent filed accounts (30/09/2010) show less worth and huge liabilities:

http://companycheck.co.uk/company/03795005

Then there is the Sports Media Group holding company, in adminstration:

http://companycheck.co.uk/company/03769328

And with netcollex last filed detailed accounts:

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At the time of the accounts, both SMG and netcollex were not doing well.

Oh, and the Mr Robert Neil Johnson knack of dissolving companies!

http://company-director-check.co.uk/director/911139429

Oh Oh, and Colin Charles Mason (Sheptonhurst Ltd fame) and current Director of Darker:

http://company-director-check.co.uk/director/910646184

Plus the fact that netcollex are overdue filing accounts for period up to 31/12/2010 by 30/09/2011.

Is there imminent doom in all this that they knew about? And is that why speculative invoicing was adopted as potential revenue?

Edit:
The Sunday sport was bought out by David Sullivan in April 2011:

http://insidethem60.journallocal.co.uk/2011/04/22/the-sunday-sport-is-reborn-in-ardwick/

The newly created company Sunday Sport (2011) Limited is at Ramillies House:

http://companycheck.co.uk/company/07605089
http://www.levelbusiness.com/doc/company/uk/07605089

With Darren Rogers and David Sullivan as Directors.

The Sunday Sport website registrar is:

Registrant:
Netcollex Ltd
26 Thames Road
Barking, Essex IG110JA
UK

Domain Name: SUNDAYSPORT.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Panessar, Harpreet
Netcollex Ltd
26 Thames Road
Barking, Essex IG11 0JA
UK
+4402085076920 fax: +4408025071892

Record expires on 13-Oct-2012.
Record created on 14-Oct-1997.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS3.NETCOLLEX.CO.UK 217.73.78.100
NS4.NETCOLLEX.CO.UK 217.73.64.250

With so many domains that are registered to the company netcollex, their holding company in administration and a buy out of a part of the group by Sullivan and SMG accountant, what predicament does this put netcollex in?
"Hatton & Berkeley, which provides financial services to small businesses, sent the letters on behalf of its client TCYK LLC to Mrs Drew. Robert Croucher, managing director of Hatton & Berkeley, said: "They [the letters] are part of what's referred to as a pre-action protocol. We send them before action...They don't actually make a demand for money."
Source Link: BBC News
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Re: Official ACS:LAW/DL letter/legal threat discussion

Postby Mullard47 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:30 pm

As regards the MediaCAT saga, it looks likely that it was Crossley that instigated and choreographed that, and that view is supported by the way that a s51 costs order was made. I imagine that the likes of Bowden and the "clients" that he recruited were drawn in in the belief that it provided some sort of promise of magical income that involved no risk or expense.

I imagine that other players in this may have been motivcated in the same way, although it does not look like anyone is following that sort of endeavour in the UK any more. It looks like too many have got their fingers burnt financially.

There is the exception of the outstanding matter of the Golden Eye International claims which are due to return to the Patents Count Court on Friday 9th December. (That's the Friday after next.) Is anyone planning to go?
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