|reply to axelrose |
Re: DMCA copyright E-mail from comcast? Help me please!
While I applaud your decision to reform your "downloading ways," I think that you may have a few misconceptions about the notice you received.
First, strictly speaking, downloading did not get you in trouble. The DMCA violation to which the notice refers involves your uploading of infringing material. Of course, since BitTorrent automatically uploads the material that you've downloaded, this distinction is not of much practical significance. (On the other hand, your ignorance of this fact could constitute an interesting defense to a DMCA suit.)
Second, it is not likely that Comcast will terminate your account. While the e-mail refers to a violation of Comcast's "Acceptable Use Policy," and the possible suspension of your account, this appears to be boilerplate. Since the intellectual property on which you infringed did not belong to Comcast, Comcast doesn't really care much about the infringement. The notice was sent to you simply because the DMCA requires that Comcast do so when the copyright holder sends a notice to Comcast.
The real risk is that the MPAA could file suit against you seeking damages for your infringement. However, if you got caught infringing on only one work, this is not likely to happen. Historically, the MPAA has focused on people with many violations.
From the foregoing, I think the answer to your question is that there is no reason for you to respond to the message. Just don't do it again!!!
If i remember correctly the magic number is three warning's before Comcast terminates.
I have read many of these threads in the last three years,but don't recall anyone being terminated as long as they removed the material in question and stopped the infringment.
said by oldTDNickell5:You're only half right. If you stop sharing, neither Comcast nor the MPAA have any way of knowing whether you've deleted the file. So, in reality, it makes little difference whether you delete the file.
[I] don't recall anyone being terminated as long as they removed the material in question and stopped the infringment.