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mdmaddox
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join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

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Notice of Action under the Digital Millennium Copyright

I'm lost and need some help! I got this in my in-box this morning. If I understand this correctly it is saying that I downloaded Macromedia Studio on 10 Mar 2007 18:13:52 GMT to my IP address of 71.230.26.XXX from a BitTorrent sight of
»tk2.greedland.net:80/announce? Is that right?

1.)The issue is I don't have any BitTorrent software nor do I do any file swapping.

2.) If I ever had an IP address of a 71.xxx.xxx.xxx It was a
long time ago. I currently have an IP address in the 24.xxx.xxx.xxx and have had it for over 6 months and looking back threw line test I can't find a 71.xxx.xxx.xxx ip address listed.

3.) Google and Yahoo don't show any web sights for »tk2.greedland.net:80/announce or »www.greedland.net:80/announce?

As I said I'm lost as to what to do or if I needed to do anything.

Notice of Action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Abuse Incident Number: NA000000xxxxxxx
Report Date/Time: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 12:41:37 -0700

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Subscriber:

Comcast has received a notification by a copyright owner, or its authorized
agent, reporting an alleged infringement of one or more copyrighted works made
on or over Comcast's High-Speed Internet service (the 'Service'). The copyright
owner has identified the Internet Protocol ('IP') address associated with your
Service account at the time as the source of the infringing works. The works
identified by the copyright owner in its notification are listed below. Comcast
reminds you that use of the Service (or any part of the Service) in any manner
that constitutes an infringement of any copyrighted work is a violation of
Comcast's Acceptable Use Policy and may result in the suspension or termination
of your Service account.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, you may direct them to Comcast
in writing by sending a letter or e-mail to:

Comcast Legal Response Center
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
650 Centerton Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057 U.S.A.
Phone: (856) 317-7272
Fax: (856) 317-7319
E-mail: dmca@comcast.net

For more information regarding Comcast's copyright infringement policy,
procedures, and contact information, please read our Acceptable Use Policy by
clicking on the Terms of Service link at »www.comcast.net.

Sincerely,
Comcast Legal Response Center

Copyright work(s) identified in the notification of claimed infringement:

Notice ID: 970693

Asset: Macromedia Studio
Protocol: BitTorrent
IP Address: 71.230.26.30
DNS: c-71-230-26-30.hsd1.pa.comcast.net
File Name: Macromedia Studio 8 Full Edition.(Flash Dreamweaver
Fireworks)+Keygen.rar
File Size: 739861592
Timestamp: 10 Mar 2007 18:13:52 GMT
Last Seen Date: 11 Mar 2007 18:15:49 GMT
URL: »tk2.greedland.net:80/announce
Username (if available):

Disguised IP address. ~sorto'



Cabal
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Reviews:
·Suddenlink

Normally if you get those and you are doing something illicit, it's usually best to stop. Since you aren't actually doing something wrong, it may be worth sending a note to abuse or support saying they're mistaken. Either way, they generally don't come after you until you have multiple strikes against you, and even then, you weren't doing anything wrong in the first place.

I received one of those a few years ago when my ex-roommate was downloading/serving TV shows. That stopped quickly.
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carlos147

join:2002-01-19
Monroe, MI
reply to mdmaddox

do you have a wireless router? If so, then maybe somebody was using your connection.



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

Yes I do have a wireless but that doesn't change the ip address that I don't have. If it was showing my IP address that I have had for at least the last 6 months then that would make sense that someone used my wireless.



SuperNet9
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Harwood Heights, IL
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said by mdmaddox:

Yes I do have a wireless but that doesn't change the ip address that I don't have. If it was showing my IP address that I have had for at least the last 6 months then that would make sense that someone used my wireless.
Maybe someone stole your mac address and they are using a hacked modem
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K Patterson
Premium,MVM
join:2006-03-12
Columbus, OH
kudos:1
reply to mdmaddox

By all means inform Comcast that it is not your IP and ask them to furnish a record of all IP's assigned to your account in, say, the last year.

Send them an email which will help to confirm that the IP is wrong, and follow up with a letter by certified mail.



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

Thanks K Patterson

I did e-mail back with my IP address and statement about how long I have had it. Comcast e-mail support has not given out the information's on how long I have had this IP. They keep sending my the "This is how you find your IP address in the following OS". I guess I should let it go but I feel violated and wrongly warned about something I didn't do. If it was my IP I would say ok someone is on my wireless or my 9 year old is setting up her own web sight. I would think that if she could only remember her password.


matt96teg

join:2005-01-31
Marysville, WA
reply to mdmaddox

I got one of those last week too. I didn't download it either.


K Patterson
Premium,MVM
join:2006-03-12
Columbus, OH
kudos:1
reply to mdmaddox

I doubt that you will get any reasonable response from Comcast support. You need to get the attention of the group that linked you with the wrong IP, as well as get on record about their error.

The person who did the download does not know that he has been caught. If he continues, you could wake up one day to a lawsuit, and that is pretty far down the road to be trying to fix a mistake.



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

I don't know who to tell other then comcast that I didn't do it. If it's adobe it isn't listed in what was sent to me.

I guess I will print out everything I can and mail to comcast and keep a file for my self. This seem to be like sitting on the runway for 9 hours and having no rights.

I guess other then that I will wait for comcast abuse to e-mail back some year.



spike010101
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Lacey, WA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to mdmaddox

*feels a guilty now because i have gotten 2 of them, once for a dvd rip and one for ms office 2k3. Over bit torrent.* Which were real but oh well lol.

Just a word of advice to anyone who uses bi torrent, anyone can query the tracker and find out who is downloading what.

I'M not sure if they go directly to the isp from there or if they verify you are sharing it by connecting to your torrent port. So to be safe, please use peer guardian or some form of blocking p2p companies.



Apollo729

join:2006-08-28
Avis, PA
reply to mdmaddox

Just to add little to the bit torrent thing, I don't think whoever is checking on them torrents checks to see if your downloading the copyrighted work, I've downloaded mods from torrents that had the full game and got a warning letter.

I also recall something close to this being posted on /. awhile back, someone setup a fake client that just connected to the torrent but didn't send or receive any data, and they too got warning letters from their ISP.
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hobgoblin
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Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11
reply to mdmaddox

If you have any questions regarding this notice, you may direct them to Comcast
in writing by sending a letter or e-mail to:

Comcast Legal Response Center
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
650 Centerton Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057 U.S.A.
Phone: (856) 317-7272
Fax: (856) 317-7319
E-mail: dmca@comcast.net

Is pretty clear
Hob
--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

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Yes I did send them an e-mail.

added my line test that shows I have had this Ip back to 10-01-2007. My www.speedtest.net show it back to last October.
Your Tool and Test History
Time
(last 24 hours) Test Results.. Comment..
download upload Server Your Domain IP

del
13-03-2007 08:50 PM Line quality 0% loss latency 92.9ms more
24.16.184.xxx
del
10-01-2007 06:51 AM Line quality 0% loss latency 94.9ms more
24.16.184.xxx
del
21-06-2005 09:15 PM Security Scan more
67.160.37.149
Displayed time is local to you. Modify your current timezone



hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
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Orchard Park, NY
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said by mdmaddox:

Yes I did send them an e-mail.
Good
--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Combat Chuck
Too Many Cannibals
Premium
join:2001-11-29
Verona, PA
reply to mdmaddox

said by mdmaddox:

Yes I did send them an e-mail.
You're not likely to get a quick reply. They don't want to be the entertainment industries police, they don't really care what you're downloading beyond the liability it presents to them and the load it places on their network. So DMCA notices and the issues surrounding them are likely low on the list of priorities.
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Revolution!!!... or some such nonsense.


mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

I called today and left as voice mail. They called back and were nice to talk to. Still have questions to be answered so they kicked it up stairs. They are looking into it and might have an answer in 72 hours! I will post the out come when they call back.


rody_44
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join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA

1 edit
reply to mdmaddox

opps



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

3 edits
reply to SuperNet9

SuperNet33

Your answer is looking more like the winner. I finally knock some rust of the brain and did a tracert on both IPs from my house. One goes to me on the west coast the other goes over to the Philly area on the east coast. See below. Comcast out of Denver show the 2 IPs assigned to me and the mac address on the 71 which goes to the east coast is assigned by Netgear. I had no luck talking to Netgear to see if they could tell me if it was a wireless or hard wired device for that Mac.

See next post for tracert



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

Tracing route to c-71-230-26-30.hsd1.pa.comcast.net [71.230.26.xx]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 9 ms * 9 ms
GE-1-2-ur01.federalway.wa.seattle.comcast.net68.86.98.209]
4 8 ms * 8 ms
te-5-3-ur02.federalway.wa.seattle.comcast.net [68.86.96.34]
5 11 ms 11 ms * te-8-4-ar01.seattle.wa.seattle.comcast.net[68.86.96.38]
6 11 ms 11 ms 12 ms te-4-1-cr01.seattle.wa.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.72.65]
7 29 ms 28 ms 28 ms te-1-1-cr01.ogden.ut.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.68.49]
8 38 ms 38 ms 38 ms te-1-1-cr01.denver.co.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.68.45]
9 48 ms 50 ms 50 ms te-1-1-cr01.omaha.ne.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.68.41]
10 64 ms 64 ms 64 ms te-1-1-cr01.chicago.il.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.68.29]
11 74 ms 74 ms 74 ms te-1-1-cr01.cleveland.oh.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.68.21]
12 96 ms 96 ms 95 ms te-9-1-cr01.boston.ma.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.68.13]
13 102 ms 100 ms 100 ms te-9-1-cr01.newyork.ny.cbone.comcast.net[68.86.68.9]
14 102 ms 102 ms 100 ms te-2-3-ar01.plainfield.nj.panjde.comcast.net[68.86.72.18]
15 212 ms 105 ms 105 ms po-80-ar01.audubon.nj.panjde.comcast.net[68.86.208.2]
16 104 ms 105 ms 105 ms po-10-ar01.wallingford.pa.panjde.comcast.net[68.86.208.26]
17 105 ms 105 ms 111 ms po-92-ur01.claymont.de.panjde.comcast.net[68.86.211.146]
18 107 ms 105 ms 105 ms po-90-ur02.malvern.pa.panjde.comcast.net[68.86.209.145]
19 106 ms 105 ms 107 ms ge-5-1-ur01.malvern.pa.panjde.comcast.net[68.86.217.57]
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * * * Request timed out.
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.
Trace complete.

Tracing route to c-24-16-184-243.hsd1.wa.comcast.net [24.16.184.xxx]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms c-24-16-184-243.hsd1.wa.comcast.net[24.16.184.243]
Trace complete.


K Patterson
Premium,MVM
join:2006-03-12
Columbus, OH
kudos:1
reply to mdmaddox

Well, that's a fascinating turn of events.

Don't you dare go away without telliing us the end of the saga!



SuperNet9
Go Ninja,Go Ninja Go..
Premium
join:2002-10-08
Harwood Heights, IL
kudos:5
reply to mdmaddox

I am always right


rody_44
Premium
join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA
reply to mdmaddox

comcast was supposed to close traveling modems out. i dont know for sure if they did. but if they did a stolen mac address wouldnt work that far away.



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

I called the billing dept today to see if I am being charged for 2 modem or IPs. I'm not! So how did Comcast allow 2 IPs to be assigned at the same time to me when I didn't ask for or am I paying for it.

There is some cracks in their security or they have a data base that is really messed up!

Denver doesn't understand and wants me to find time to do the on-line thing and maybe the DMC people will have some answers on Friday. I think I will get a new modem this weekend but I was really hoping to hold out until we made the jump to 3.0.



mdmaddox
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Federal Way, WA

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reply to K Patterson

Well the bottom line is they are going to see if I can get an e-mail or a letter stating that it was not my system that was downloading the copy Right material. Any facts after that is like talking to the FBI, CIA or Secret Service. Can't blame them it's there house and they know I post here.

So I will be installing a new modem. I would like to say good bye to my trusty partner of what seems like 5 years my 4200 will be retired with in 24 hours. I would ask what to replace it with but I think that is like asking what coffee taste best. I guess I will become a $3 a month paying member to the Comcast lease fund. I hope to swing by the local office and get a never out of the box replacement. That is the rumor on how to get one.

I would like to say that my lag times have never been better and with a new modem maybe I will see the boosting that everyone is posting about. But the bottom line is as long as my Vonage will still work great, I will be happy. (That is until Verizon and Sprint shut them down.) Have a great weekend , and thanks for the support! And always keep track of your IP address and what your first six hops are from your modem!