Is Ministry of Sound rueing its decision to target alleged filesharers individually with legal letters demanding payment? It’s not been a good week for the company. Yesterday, its website was taken offline by a huge ‘denial of service’ attack, organised by the same online activists who’ve been targeting anti-piracy and music industry sites. However, a more serious setback came in the UK’s High Court yesterday, when ISP BT was granted an adjournment to a court order filed by Ministry of Sound’s lawyers Gallant Macmillan, demanding the personal details of hundreds of its customers accused of sharing the label’s content. BT says it plans to challenge such demands, following the recent high-profile data leak from another law firm engaged in this business, ACS:Law.”The data leak with ACS:Law prompted us to take further action today,” said a spokesperson.

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