Porn firm targets Sky customers with cash demand

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What will people do if they receive a letter claiming they illegally downloaded porn? Will they bring the case to court? Or pay up in order to protect their privacy?

The company behind the Ben Dover pornography films is expected to start sending thousands of letters to Sky broadband customers demanding payment for illegally downloaded videos.

The letters, which will be sent by Golden Eye International, come after the firm secured a court order that forced Sky to hand over the IP addresses of users who had illegally downloaded its films. [...]

According to the BBC, GoldenEye could claim up to £700 in compensation. If people refuse to pay the company intends to take them to court.

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