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Pirate-bothering ACS:Law lawyer goes bankrupt

Crossley gets the Black Spot

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Andrew Crossley, the man/lawyer behind file-sharer-botherers ACS:Law, has been declared bankrupt.

Crossley's last known address according to the High Court is worth in the region of £700,000, says Zoopla - so let's hope he's kept his hands on that.

London's High Court of Justice declared Crossley bankrupt on 20 May 2011. This will be automatically discharged in one year.

The Information Commissioner's Office fined Crossley £200,000 last month, for failing to protect personal data. This was cut to just £1,000 due to his reduced circumstances.

Crossley was also heavily criticised by Which?, the Solictors Regulator, and assorted judges among others, for accusing people of copyright offences without sufficient evidence.

Crossley's one-lawyer campaign used IP addresses extracted from internet service providers by copyright owners to accuse people of illegal copying. They were offered the chance to pay £500 or face charges of illegally downloading content.

None of the cases ever resulted in a conviction, but many people paid up out of fear.

Hat tip to PCPro, and Reg reader Pete, for spotting this first.

The High Court ruling is here. ®

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