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Heinrich

join:2001-07-20
Midlothian, VA

Nastygram Received


I got an email from Comcast about 1 DMCA violation for downloading a TV show that I don't remember downloading. Kind of scary that they can monitor everything you do. I am going to check with my friends to see what one of them was doing. The letter was pretty much a form letter from a few weeks ago. I rarely check my comcast email.

Should I be worried?


dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18
Not knowing what the letter says, most "First Time" letters are a warning.

Nuke the file(if it exists) and back off the downloading - although, most of the time "they" are bitching about you providing/having it available for others to obtain(uploading).

Investigate, see if one of your friends has been downloading and/or sharing(uploading) TV shows.

Curiosity... what show?
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K Patterson
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join:2006-03-12
Columbus, OH
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reply to Heinrich
Comcast monitors nothing. The letter is in response to a complaint that Comcast received. Not to worry unless it is RIAA, in which case it is likely that a law suit has already been filed and they are subpoenaing Comcast to identify you.

Heinrich

join:2001-07-20
Midlothian, VA
I remember now, reviewing the date. I had a neighbor whose DSL was down and I allowed them to wirelessly use my connection for a weekend. I won't make that mistake again. It's not RIAA.

Notice of Action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Abuse Incident Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Report Date/Time: xxxxxxxx

ME
MY ADDRESS
MY CITY, STATE, ZIP

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:

Title: 30 Rock (TV Pilot)

Infringement Source: BitTorrent
Initial Infringement Timestamp: 19 May 2007 14:11:23 GMT
Recent Infringement Timestamp: 19 May 2007 14:11:23 GMT
Infringer Username:
Infringing Filename: 30.Rock.S01E20.HDTV.XviD-XOR
Infringing File size: 194801961
Infringers IP Address: my IP
Infringers DNS Name: my DNS
Infringing URL: BIT URL

Heinrich

join:2001-07-20
Midlothian, VA


dadkins
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Hercules, CA
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reply to Heinrich
Infringement Source: BitTorrent

Right there is the problem!
It wasn't the downloading per se, but that the file was also being uploaded(BT does that).

Here's the pisser...

»www.nbc.com/Video/rewind/full_ep···01.shtml

FREE. LEGAL.
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Think outside the Fox... Opera

Heinrich

join:2001-07-20
Midlothian, VA

OK I talked to my neighbor today. And I made it a point to WATCH the show, which I'd barely heard of on the outskirts. I thought it was HILARIOUS and I am not a fan of American sitcoms, they are mostly stupid.

So what harm did this do? Get someone to watch a show that was not familiar with it? How stupid.


hobgoblin
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Orchard Park, NY
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said by Heinrich:

OK I talked to my neighbor today. And I made it a point to WATCH the show, which I'd barely heard of on the outskirts. I thought it was HILARIOUS and I am not a fan of American sitcoms, they are mostly stupid.

So what harm did this do? Get someone to watch a show that was not familiar with it? How stupid.
Its hard to gauge the impact and the damage it could do.

It is quite a good show....and as already pointed out available to view on line.

Hob
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