The original statement from the forum thread…
No backlog letters will be sent.
No one will receive any more letters dated after August who addresses illegal filesharing with dated evidence.
Let me put it in a very clear and straightforward release to avoid any misunderstanding then.
If an individual stop downloading now, today, on the 3rd September, 2007, he will have no possibility of ever receiving any letters from the copyright holders, (aka the Odex letter) as we will not take anything that he has downloaded before this date against him. We will not send any letters to him.
If an individual continues to download and shows up on our investigation we will send him a letter to ask him to explain why it is so. If he cannot give us a reasonable explanation of why that happened, we will reserve the rights to take legal action against him, with all the evidences that we have collected before and after the 3rd of September (there would necessarily be evidence after the 3rd in order for this to happen).
If you have any friends who still do not know the danger of filesharing, please let them know. Filesharing is illegal and it infringes the intellectual property of the copyright holders. Please do not download.
For those who are still not in the know (from TJ and Darkmirage), this forum post in ODEX’s community forum seems to promise much for all. I will have to wait for the official press release by ODEX. I will say that this is definitely a good twist for PR, and I am sure that many will be interested to see whether this statement will pull through.
I hope it does. I am not going to comment since it’s pretty obvious where the three camps will stay. The neutrals, the flamers and the anime fans. I know which one I am in. On an unrelated note, some stupid NSF went out with a SAR 21 and bullets. Sigh, didn’t someone tell him not to shoot in public?