Archive for the ‘O2’ Topic

 Received a letter from Golden Eye threatening legal action?

Published: 1 February 2013

Saskia Walzel Policy Manager On Tuesday Golden Eye International sent out the first batch of letters threatening court action for alleged copyright infringement via peer to peer filesharing networks. The allegations concern copyright infringement of various Ben Dover Productions films. The letter writing campaign concerns mainly O2 broadband customers, and some BE Broadband customers (both [...]

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e-Newsletter: July e-newsletter: Copyright claims, the future of the Post Office and more

Published: 1 August 2012

This month:

- Help for consumers accused of copyright infringement
- An update on the Post Office
- Energy efficiency and behaviour change workshops
- Energy and post help from the Extra Help Unit
- What’s new from Consumer Focus – our latest research and reports

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News: Golden Eye copyright claim letters set to hit almost 3,000 consumers’ doormats

Published: 24 July 2012

The High Court has ruled that Golden Eye, acting on behalf of pornographic film producer Ben Dover, can use the names and addresses of O2 customers to pursue claims of copyright infringement. Consumer Focus is highlighting today that 2,845 people are now likely to be sent claim letters by Golden Eye.  The company originally wanted [...]

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News: High Court sets precedent after four years of speculative invoicing for alleged copyright infringement

Published: 26 March 2012

A verdict has been announced today in a court case which saw Golden Eye International Ltd1 and 13 pornographic film producers seek to force Internet Service Provider O2 to hand over personal details of over 9,000 customers, so they could pursue them for alleged copyright infringement. Today’s judgement recognises the legitimate right of companies to [...]

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News: Consumer Focus response to O2 broadband figures

Published: 3 September 2010

Commenting on figures from O2 showing that broadband customers are spending an estimated £700m a year on broadband speeds they do not need, Robert Hammond, Head of Post and Digital Communications at Consumer Focus, said:  “These figures are adding insult to injury for broadband customers. Not only are people paying for internet speeds they do [...]

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