Welcome to Goldeneye Law…
Golden Eye International, a law firm that claims to hold numerous film copyrights and is linked with the Ben Dover porn brand in the UK [yep – of ‘fancy an Indian’ fame - ahem], has attempted to sue three broadband ISP customers for "illegal" internet copyright infringement (piracy) after at least one of the accused failed to respond when a letter arrived demanding a payment of £700 (i.e. "speculative invoicing") to settle the dispute.
I think those “air quotes” were more apt than the author thought. I love it how many niche journalists who should know better get in a pickle over illegality and unlawfulness.
But ok, we all get it: these actions are too silly for words.
Boob number two, though - Golden Eye International don’t seem to be a law firm per se. They kind of position themselves as the A-team of the IP world, flying hither and thither jumping in with their size tens where there’s a sniff of IP infringement and often when there isn’t.
Actually, they’ve instructed Tilly Bailey & Irvine to act for them in this case.
Surely it was self-evident. I know the credibility of the profession is in relative tatters out there, but really - ‘Golden Eye Law’? Don’t tell me – the list of senior partners includes Pussy Galore* and Auric Goldfinger?
* I assume that’s not PC any longer and we have to substitute her name with that of Alota Fagina.