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 Post subject: Cablevision anti-piracy letter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:13 pm 
 
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I got a letter from Cablevision Optimum Online saying that I was "sharing" files. I got busted for "sharing" Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho via uTorrent, and I wasn't even sharing. And this was, by the way, I downloaded the movie in November. I didn't even have the file on my drive by the time I got the letter.

The first part of the letter is Cablevision Optimum Online being faggots, something like this:
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Dear ,

We are writing as a courtesy to let you know that we have received
notification from one or more owners of copyrights claiming that their
work has been transmitted over the Internet from your account without
their permission. Copyright owners may include motion picture studios,
the recording industry or others who produce or distribute legally
protected material. (Please see enclosed notice(s)). We are concerned
that either you or a person with access to your account may be unknowingly
participating in certain file sharing or server-related activities that
led to this complaint.

As you may recall, the Optimum Online Terms of Service posted at
www.optonline.net require compliance with all applicable laws and
specifically prohibits the use of the Optimum Online system for copyright
infringement.

We consider you a valued customer, so we wanted to let you know that if
the copyright holder pursues this claim, or if there are additional
claims, it could lead to legal action against you. We may be required by
law to release private information about you and to suspend, or even
terminate, your service. We want to help you prevent this from happening.

In order to assist you in your future use of our service, we encourage you
to visit www.optonline.net/copyright for tips and guidelines that we hope
will give you all the information you need to avoid further action on this
matter or on other matters.

We regret having to send notices like this, and we do not wish to alarm
you unnecessarily, but we have a responsibility to advise you of any
notices concerning your account.

If you have any questions about our Optimum Online policies, please feel
free to contact us at the Customer Service Center, 516-803-9311. We
appreciate your business, and look forward to providing you with
excellence in broadband service for many years to come.


Regards,
Raymond J. Connolly
Registered Copyright Agent
Cablevision Systems Corporation


Then the second part of the letter is from NBC bitching about my sharing shit. Second part of the letter is similar to this:

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Please be advised that NBC Universal and/or its subsidiary and affiliated companies (collectively, NBC Universal) are the owners of exclusive rights protected under copyright law and other intellectual property rights in many motion pictures and television programs, including the title(s) listed below (the NBC Universal Properties). NBC Universal diligently enforces its rights in its motion pictures.

It has come to our attention that Rogers Cable is the service provider for the IP address listed below, from which unauthorized copying and distribution (downloading, uploading, file serving, file "swapping" or other similar activities) of NBC Universal's motion picture(s) listed below is taking place. We believe that the Internet access of the user engaging in this infringement is provided by Rogers Cable or a downstream service provider who purchases this connectivity from Rogers Cable.

This unauthorized copying and distribution constitutes copyright infringement under applicable national laws and international treaties. Although various legal and equitable remedies may be available to NBC Universal as a result of such infringement, NBC Universal believes that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to stop this infringing activity and inform us of the results of your actions. We appreciate your efforts toward this common goal.

Please be advised that this letter is not intended to be a complete statement of the facts or law as they may pertain to this matter or of NBC Universal's positions, rights or remedies, legal or equitable, all of which are specifically reserved.

Please send us a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter, making sure to reference the Notice ID number above in your response.

If you do not wish to reply by email, please use our Web Interface by
clicking on the following link:

Note: If your email program has inserted line breaks into either the
email or web links above, you can copy and paste the entire link in to
you email program, or favorite web browser, respectively.

Very truly yours,

Mark Ishikawa
c/o NBC Universal Anti-Piracy Technical Operations
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
tel. (818) 777-4876
fax (818) 866-2026
antipiracy@nbcuni.com


Does this mean I can't download shit again?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:13 pm 
 
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lol, your ISP sold you out?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:34 pm 
 
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from the sounds of the NBC letter they just want you to delete the movie off your hard drive. i highly doubt large companies would go through with a lawsuit against one individual for one movie. i think they are just waving around the letter they sent you to weave out some of the copyright infringment taking place.

it would make more sense for the companies to go after the torrents of the movie and the individuals running those torrents, than to go after the individual who torrented the torrent....

just my input,
delete it, move on. your fine.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:37 pm 
 
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scare tactics.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:42 pm 
 
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We are concerned
that either you or a person with access to your account may be unknowingly
participating in certain file sharing or server-related activities that
led to this complaint.


say someone was parked outside your house leeching off your wireless.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:55 pm 
 
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Found this:

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,16935498

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,17087784

I read that if you reply to the e-mail you're entering a contract agreement whereby you can acknowledge your download/sharing of the program. So the best thing to do is to ignore it. But does this mean I can't download p2p copyrighted shit anymore?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:00 pm 
 
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it wouldnt be a bad idea to ignore it. i recall a video being posted on the forums of why innocent people should talk to police. I would use that same presumption about something like this. Even if your guilty. Just dont say anything, cause anything you do say can and will be held against you :P
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:05 pm 
 
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Hollywoodjr wrote:
from the sounds of the NBC letter they just want you to delete the movie off your hard drive. i highly doubt large companies would go through with a lawsuit against one individual for one movie. i think they are just waving around the letter they sent you to weave out some of the copyright infringment taking place.

it would make more sense for the companies to go after the torrents of the movie and the individuals running those torrents, than to go after the individual who torrented the torrent....

just my input,
delete it, move on. your fine.
-h


Torrents themselves aren't illegal, thats why they don't go after the torrents.

The file that the torrent connects you to, that IS whats illegal, and thats what he has.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:09 pm 
 
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Towlieee wrote:
Hollywoodjr wrote:
from the sounds of the NBC letter they just want you to delete the movie off your hard drive. i highly doubt large companies would go through with a lawsuit against one individual for one movie. i think they are just waving around the letter they sent you to weave out some of the copyright infringment taking place.

it would make more sense for the companies to go after the torrents of the movie and the individuals running those torrents, than to go after the individual who torrented the torrent....

just my input,
delete it, move on. your fine.
-h


Torrents themselves aren't illegal, thats why they don't go after the torrents.

The file that the torrent connects you to, that IS whats illegal, and thats what he has.


i understand that, but it would make more sense for a company to go after the companies distributing the copyrighted material, rather than the individuals themselves. i might have worded that wrong to begin with, but i hope you get the picture, aka napster for an example.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:17 pm 
 
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Rithvik wrote:
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We are concerned
that either you or a person with access to your account may be unknowingly
participating in certain file sharing or server-related activities that
led to this complaint.


say someone was parked outside your house leeching off your wireless.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:24 pm 
 
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Don't respond, don't say that someone was outside or anything.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:29 pm 
 
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use a proxy if you're really worried. I'd also stay away from movies owned by NBC. You should be fine either way though. you could even change companies and you'd be golden.

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itt: people making claims when they have no idea what they're talking about

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:08 pm 
 
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Thats what you get for having an ISP with a musical commercial featuring anthropomorphic lobsters.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:08 pm 
 
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i got one of these like 2-3 years ago.
we still have same provider and everything and i still download mad torrents, no law suit atm

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