You just have to love the double standards the courts have when it comes to this kind of stuff. It is okay to send an accused file sharer into bankruptcy over 22 songs but, if you are the scumbag lawyer extorting those file sharers for money, you can have your $327,000 fine reduced to $1,630.
Former ACS:Law owner Andrew Crossley has been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office for allowing the details of around 6,000 Internet users to be leaked onto the Internet. However, since Crossley has pleaded poverty his £200,000 fine was reduced to £1,000. Interesting, particularly since TorrentFreak has seen documents which show Crossley as jointly owning a house worth £750,000.