I think f0dder hit the nail on the head. It's amusing to see how quickly bullies cry "foul" the moment someone shifts the field of play away from the spot where the bully holds absolute advantage.
But I also can't completely buy into what they're saying happened despite how much I may be amused by it.
It could be little more than a "good story" concocted to to justify their desire to quit the game now that the courts have indicated they're not happy with Mr. Crossley et al
As the above article
ACS:Law is at the centre of a long-running row over its method of so-called "speculative invoicing", where thousands of generic letters are sent to internet users it suspects of illicit file sharing.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is currently investigating its practices as hundreds of the accused claim to have been wrongly identified.
Hmmm...seems like somebody
is in big trouble right now.
I also think it's worth saying there's a big difference between some irate file sharer screaming "I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!" in an e-mail; and having your offices shot up in the wee hours of the morning shortly after receiving a note that suggested you stop what you're doing.
Last I heard, nothing like this has happened.
But it's all about "the presentation," as anyone who goes to court for a living would know. That, and how creditable you appear to be when you testify.
And right now, the credibility of this law firm rates pretty low in my book.