Pirate policing company shuts

MediaCAT the firm that organised ISP warning letters to download ‘pirates’ in the UK has ceased trading. This follows the resignation of ACS Law the firm it used for legal letters that became embroiled in the leaking of recipient’s personal details.

The business model was that the revenue from the fines be split between MediaCat and ACS and the copyright holders. But following the data release scandal no ISPs are cooperating in providing users names and only 27 cases have come to court and they have yet to be decided.