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    • yea so, in my case they went after my employer. Then stopped going after my employer and started going after me instead as they suspected me. I did not have the option of not replying as my employer replied and prompted me to reply.    I am not sure what the typical settlement demands are for the software package you being accused of using.    In my case they wanted me to either buy solid works premium with 1 year subscription which is like 11k USD. Even though I am being accused of using the basic package worth like 4k or 5.8k with subscription taxes etc.  The other settlement option they offered was for 5k with no software.    You should look up your countries court case filing data base to try and understand how litigious they are. How many case they have filed for similar infringements. The profiles of the accused company's and how those cases ended.     In my case Dassault systems had about 6 similar case filings in the past 3 years for all of the USA.    Based on my estimates it seems they are going after offenders enmasse and that the 6 cases represent a small percentage of total potential infringement cases. As solid works is a wildly popular software used by many. Just about any collage engineering student has a pirated copy of this.    So these were all factors I used in my decision to bounce black ignore.    You are dealing with ANSYS and so it is worth trying to understand thy enemy and try to understand their business model in pursuit of these cases.   For example the music industry wasted billions of $ with bit torrent law suits to try and make an example of ppl with the goal of scaring the masses to comply.   This was not Dassaults business model. Other then the 6 cases they filed (perhaps to make an example out of ppl) they seem to want to shake ppl down for easy license sales and settlement penalty fees.                 
    • Well it would be preferable that the seller took responsibility for it, but you already seem to be saying that you are not getting any replies from that person. You do have your own direct rights of action against Hermes under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. If you read around this sub- forum about Hermes delivery problems, you will find a lot written about it and you will understand. You say that it wasn't really discussed whether or not to go through the sales site checkout system – but it must have been surely. Somebody must have decided to do the deal directly. As I suggested, you could pursue Hermes but the evidence you have is very scant and I don't really fancy your chances. I think you haven't protected yourself properly – and the real problem is that the tracking number doesn't relate to your address. Generally speaking with these problems, you would have a tracking number that relates to your address and that it hasn't been delivered. Here we seem to have a tracking number the relates to a different address and apparently it has been delivered to that address. This makes it all sound very suspiciously like a scam and anyway, if you try to bring a claim against Hermes you would have to show that it was addressed to your own address – and you can't do this. Unless you can get some better evidence and get some cooperation from the seller, I think that you are probably going to have to suffer the loss. I'm very sorry about this – if you had checked out correctly and also if you had paid by credit card or by debit card then you probably could have gotten your money back. In fact it seems that all the normal methods of protection have been completely sidelined – and from the sounds of it, they were sidelined at the instigation of the seller. I don't know how you're going to ascertain if the seller is really at the address they gave you. That would be my starting point. I think you should make a couple of more tries to contact the seller – and I would keep it very gentle and very polite and not express any suspicion in them because otherwise they will simply close up and you will get an aggressive response or no response at all. If you try very gently and politely, you might eventually manage to coax a response. The other thing you could do is you can search the land registry register for that address and see who owns that property. Of course if they are simply renting the property then it won't give you any clues. I suppose it is more likely than not that they are renting the property – but you never know if it is not a false address then maybe their parents live there. This might give you something to go on
    • Hi, would appreciate advice on how to take this forward.   On 13/11/20 I ordered a TV and wall bracket from Currys. This was paid for with a re-loadable Currys gift card.The TV bracket was to be delivered on 17/11/20 but DPD turned up with a Coffee Machine. I refused delivery and they took back and this has been returned to Currys. I have contacted Currys via both their webchat and phone on 18/11/20, 25/11/20 & today (28/11/20) to ask they send the correct item out. I was told on the first call on 18/11/20 a exchange would be processed to get the TV bracket sent out. I heard nothing and I did a webchat on 25/11/20 where they said the incorrect item had been received back but the relevant dept hadn't processed the return so the exchange couldn't be actioned. They said they would escalate and to give them 48 hours. Having heard nothing I called again today and again they said they would contact the dept but I'm really feeling I'm getting the runaround. I would prefer to get them to send the correct item but this is dragging on and I'm getting weary of it all and I'm almost at the stage of asking them to just refund and getting the bracket elsewhere. The TV arrived ok but I cannot set up due to the non delivery of the bracket. Would appreciate any advice you guys have as to getting resolved. I live in Glasgow. Many thanks.
    • any penalties are unlawful. deal if you must with solidworks directly. trust me they wont know a thing about your present use of it   there is no evidence here CJCH do nor can do..anything  only the owner of the software can enforce licensing and they are not even in the UK.    
    • desperation ..please fund our xmas party with free drinks.    
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I have been caught speeding at 105mph on a motorway which is a 70mph by a laser gun.


it was in a work vehicle


if I lose my licence I have lost my job.


Work said they will write me a letter to back this up.


I have a clean licence and I am not proud of speeding and this has taught me a valuable lesson.


Will I need a motor lawyer to back my case to get the lightest sentence possible or could I do this alone.


I do around 40-50 thousand miles a year.

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Over 100 was an automatic ban. I have read of people getting off with another penalty e.g larger fine, attend course.


Given the consequences, you might want to consult a Solicitor that specialises.

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Agree with the above. You will be extremely lucky not to lose your licence, heavy fine, points and/or an extended retest.


The first question that comes to mind is why on earth were you going that fast? 80 i could understand ( overtaking etc), but definitley not 105.

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A driving licence is a privilege not a right

Perhaps you will learn the hard way


If I was to lose my licence I would also lose my income

Speed limits are maximum speed in ideal conditions

Speed kills


I don't condone speeding but the limits are truly antiquated.

A modern mid size car can safely travel on motorways at 100mph and stop in a reasonably short space if needed to.

I mean, the charts indicate a braking distance of 75 metres at 70mph.

In what car???

I can stop my 18 year old passat in 25 metres!

When I was young we use to test our brakes and it wasn't unusual for a Peugeot 205 to go from 70 mph to full stop in 30 metres.

Nowadays a ford mondeo probably stops in 25 metres thanks to abs.

God knows who writes these charts.

People doing 50 in the middle lane are the real danger.

Also, try driving at 70mph on an empty motorway for a few hours and you will find yourself asleep, playing with in car gizmo or worse watching a movie as i witnessed a few days ago.

When you're driving at 100mph you're doing only that, driving and paying attention.

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Modern cars might have improved as to safety but the good old Homo Sapiens still get the red mist my car is faster than yours


Car design might have grown up, we have not to trust ourselves with what is a loaded gun


Your transgression is enough to prove that theory

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for a professional driver of many? years experience

and certainly going by you yearly distance of 40-50k annual travelled


2 things spring to mind....


either you do this often and simply got caught this time and it is 'natural' for you to exceed limits

been lucky to date.



this is a one off offence, a moment of madness

under pressure? to get something done?



were you on their business or simply privately driving the company vehicle in your own time?

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If you appeal this case you could win but, the Police/CPS could have charged you with a more serious offence, like dangerous driving which carries a more severe sentence and longer ban. You must always check your speed and stay within the limits on a motorway, see this news story for what you could have been given....






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Imo anyone speeding that much has NO excuse unless they are in an emergency vehicle or similar. But thats aside from the topic.


OP needs to consult a specialist solicitor, and be very prepared that he may well lose his licence and receive a lengthy ban.

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