Thursday, 30 September 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Pirates release ACS:Law 'megapack' of music, tell Andrew Crossley where to shove his letters

News is breaking this morning to the release of a pack via Usenet, BitTorrent and other file sharing platforms which is looking to be one of the biggest insults to ACS:Law since the catastrophically embarrassing email leak.  Inside the pack are all 15 albums and 1 song 'forbidden' from being distributed online by ACS:Law.

We now go live to our reporter in London for more.

From the vast amount of data accumulated online via people who have received letters from ACS:Law in the past, along with the fresh leaked emails, the Internet has managed to compile an extensive list of all the titles currently 'protected' by the rogue law firm.

It is thought that the 'avoid' list will crush ACS:Law's revenue system while hardcore pirates show Andrew Crossley that they cannot and will not be stopped by sharing the music pack on the vast, decentralised BitTorrent protocol.

This has been taken directly from the 'nfo' (text file accompanying the release) of the forbidden music pack, a screenshot of which can be found HERE or HERE:

__      __  _____    _______   ____  __._____________________  _________
/  \    /  \/  _  \   \      \ |    |/ _|\_   _____/\______   \/   _____/
\   \/\/   /  /_\  \  /   |   \|      <   |    __)_  |       _/\_____  \
 \        /    |    \/    |    \    |  \  |        \ |    |   \/        \
  \__/\  /\____|__  /\____|__  /____|__ \/_______  / |____|_  /_______  /
AC!2o1o\/         \/         \/        \/        \/         \/        \/

         .......:::::::: WANKERS Proudly Present :::::::.......
          ACS:Law's 'Share This, Get Sued' Forbidden Music Pack



Aquagen - So Far So Good
Blackguard - Profugus Mortis
Candlemass - Death Magic Doom
Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor
Chimaira - The Infection
Deathstars - Night Electric Night
Eluveitie - Evocation I The Arcane Dominion
Epica - The Classical  Conspiracy
Guru Josh - Infinity
Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory
Hands On Scooter
Mantic Ritual - Executioner
Nightwish - Made In Hong Kong
Samael - Above
Subway to Sally - Kreuzfeuer
Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky - The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry

{If you already have one of these releases (identical value) then point this torrent at the directory if you wish, the more sharing the better}
{Remember, there's a chance you could be sent a legal letter should ACS:Law still be in business when you download this, if they choose to target this release should it end up being shared via BitTorrent.  If you are outside of the UK, you will be not be targeted.  If you are using a privacy service, you will not be targeted.  If you recieve a letter then there is plenty of advice out there for you on the web; you don't have to pay a thing.  That said - download at your own risk.}


Right, so here we have the full list of forbidden music Andrew Crossley and ACS:Law have been targeting people over, courtesy of  Big up to Slyck for compiling the list and respect to the original rippers and releasers of this little lot.

Why has this been created?  Well, several reasons...

One; to prove how easily we at WANKERS could acquire these albums and songs.  Do you think it took us hours of trouble?  No, it was point and click business as usual, something anyone with an Internet connection can achieve.

Two; To show ACS:Law and other such firms, agencies and corporations alike that we WILL NOT STOP SHARING despite your 'terror and fear' tactics and your attempts to manipulate politics and the law.

Three; To show artists that employing the likes of ACS:Law is completely detrimental and pointless.  You're throwing money at something you cannot stop, despite what ACS:Law might say to convince you otherwise.  Embrace sharing - be thrilled that so many people are able to access, share and enjoy your creation without any strings attached.

Four; Because we can and always will be able to.

So, P2Pers, go ahead -- download and share this with everyone.  Keep sharing and don't allow yourself to be bullied by the likes of Andrew Crossley, ACS:Law and other such Anti-P2P organizations.  We are the future.   "

A quick scour of the Internet shows that the release can be downloaded via BitTorrent from any of the following mirrors:
Mirror 1 | Mirror 2 | Mirror 3 | Mirror 4 | Mirror 5 | Mirror 6 | Mirror 7 | Mirror 8 | Mirror 9 | Mirror 10

More on this breaking news as it unfolds...

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Sky cuts all ties with ACS:Law, refuses to co-operate any further

Sky cuts all ties with ACS:Law and will no longer co-operate with the scam.  Links are coming in thick and fast, check the breaking news post below for further links.
THIS IS IMPORTANT:  We MUST contact our ISPs and demand they release an official statement ensuring they WILL NOT turn over customer information, do business with or otherwise reveal any data from their customers or logs to ACS:Law.  This event has proven that Andrew Crossley is a legalised con-man and ACS:Law is a scam operating under the pretense of a copyright protection agency; an agency unable to provide any clear evidence to support the validity of the work they carry out, nor follow even the most basic of Data Protection laws.
We want to see ALL UK ISPs fight for their customers rights and REFUSE to cave in to this exposed scam.

Links to the first speaking mainstream media releases: Slyck | The Press Association | The Guardian

UK Data Commissioner aims to fine ACS:Law half a MILLION pounds

REPORTING LIVE FROM OUTSIDE THE OFFICE OF UK DATA COMMISSIONER:  The country is waking up to the news that ACS:Law is in MASSIVE breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and has been targeted by UK Data Commissioner, Christopher Graham.
"I cant put ACS: Law out of business, but a company that is hit by a fine of up to half a million pounds sufferers real reputation damage."
As the news spreads throughout the country we at ACS:News urge our viewers to do all they can to help bring about the fall of ACS:News and fraudster Andrew Crossley.  Contact your ISP today and voice your concerns; ensure they make a full investigation into their dealings with Crossley and issue a public statement.
Post about this when ever and where ever you can; if you've ever pondered over the reasoning behind social networking sites such as Twitter, you now know their purpose.

Keep a constant eye on the original breaking news report here at ACS:News as coverage will be extensively updated throughout today and further links to ACS:Law's internal email database provided.

[UPDATE] UK's Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham speaks live on BBC News about the HUGE ACS:Law Data Protection leak.


Monday, 27 September 2010

BREAKING NEWS: ACS:Law to be Sued for Huge Breach of Data Protection

Massive news is breaking this hour as to LEGAL ACTION being taken against ACS:Law and Andrew Crossley by Privacy International (PI).  This is the first in a possible wave of action to be taken since the leak of ACS:Law's email database containing firm secrets and the full information of many of their victims including addresses and credit card numbers, amoungst a vast amount of other information.  You can view PI's full press release which, we are hearing has just gone live, HERE.

The Press Release clearly outlines how the data was obtained and distributed online, stating the importance of noting that the data was made public by ACS:Law web administrators themselves and not via an outside security breach.

Tens of thousands of pieces of information on ACS:Law victims are now publically obtainable exposing their names, addresses, phone numbers, email address, credit card details and the file(s) they have been accused of sharing online.  In many cases these are titles of pornography where the victim 'paying up' could be deemed safer to their reputation than going to court accused of sharing explicit titles online.

UPDATE:  There has now been several mainstream media reports on the situation, see the original breaking ACS:NEWS post for constantly updated links.

ACS:NEWS will be keeping you up to date on this news as it happens...

BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Crossley's arrogance, greed finally gets the better of him

LIVE FROM ACS:NEWS 24 HQ:  CONFIRMED - All emails; internal and external have been leaked from ACS:Law.
We will be using this air time to create a central point of links to all sources relating to the leak, including news and mirrors to the leaks themselves [SCROLL DOWN TO DOWNLOAD THE LEAK].

All information is either out or being sifted through as we report this breaking news.

Keep tuned to this URL for constant rolling links as they appear.

[Friday/Saturday 24th/25th September 2010]

[Sunday 26th September 2010] 

[Monday 27th September 2010] 

[Tuesday 28th September 2010]


Please note that HTTP links can be subject to removal and modification.  This reporter stongly recommends using a torrent client to download and share the leak.

Witnessess to this incident are encouraged to share and seed the leaked emails when and where ever they can.

CALL TO ACTION [26th September 2010]
LIVE FROM LONDON: Citizens of the Internet and beyond - The ACS:Law email leak is undoubtedly huge and as an increasing amount of ACS:Law company information is obtained from the leaked company emails it is important that each of us do our part in spreading the news.  This includes posting on your website, blog, news outlet, Twitter, Facebook, social networking sites and contacting interested parties who would, too, be interested in the information that has been gained.
We have strong evidence to believe that Andrew Crossley and ACS:Law have, in the past, looked into hiring a company that specialise in keeping a soiled reputation off the Internet.  This includes setting up websites about the person, social networking profiles and search engine manipulation.  A Google search for the term "ACS Law" demonstrates just how many individuals across varying online discussion groups have been targeted by the ACS scam.  It is vital that these communities hear about this leak.  Current examples are this post on from P2P activist Alexander Hanff and this post on British Telecom's (BT) discussion board, indicating just how interested companies are with this information.  MORE TO FOLLOW...

Thursday, 23 September 2010

ACS:Law, Andrew Crossley Arrested, 'Top Site' Shut Down [April Fools?]

Andrew Crossley, lawyer for one-man 'pay up or else' law firm ACS:Law who have gained plenty of media attention this year for going after alleged Internet file sharers with sketchy yet scary legal letters has been arrested after his website,, was found to be a front for a high-level 'scene' FTP site being hosted on the same IP.

Crossley, notorious for his anti-piracy stance, is said to be a member of the release group 'WANKERS', who specialise in cracking and releasing commercial software and games online.

This comes at a time where the questionable actions taken by law firms like ACS:Law and Davenport Lyons against alledged pirates have been highly condemed not only by the public but by judges and lawyers alike.

Dataflame, ACS:Law's hosting provider, have claimed they did not know about the level of infringement happening on their servers and immediately suspended the account of Andrew Crossley once informed by police.

Crossley could be facing a prison sentence of up to 20 years and an unlimited fine should he be found guilty.

UPDATE (25th September):  According to our sources the last three releases by "WANKERS" have "pre'd" on various affiliated topsites.

** [09/25/2010] [PRE-DOX] ACS.Law.Emails.EML.iNTERNAL-WANKERS

** [09/25/2010] [PRE-MP3] Rick_Astley_feat_Andrew_Crossley-Never_Gonna_Get_My_Site_Back_Up-2010-CDS-WANKERS

** [09/25/2010] [PRE-GAMES] Dream.Pinball.3D.PROPER.CRACKED-WANKERS

According to the NFO accompanying the releases these are to be the last we'll ever hear of Andrew Crossley and his team of WANKERS.