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#1 Alex the Great

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

So a few months ago I got this email

First it was this :

Dear Subscriber,

Content owners that hold property rights for material such as movies, music and other content, actively monitor Internet activity to protect their rights. We have been notified by a content owner that your Internet Protocol (IP) address has been associated with copyright infringement. As part of new Canadian copyright legislation*, we are obliged to forward to you the attached copy of the content owner's notice. We are unaware of the full details and merit of this infringement claim. If you have questions concerning this matter, please contact the content owner directly. Contact information is listed in the attached notice.

Infringement of copyright laws may result in the content owner pursuing remedies available under applicable laws to protect their interests. We encourage enabling secured passwords on your home Wi-Fi network if you have one to avoid unauthorized use of your Internet connection.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,


Shaw Cablesystems G.P.


Then a few minutes later I got this

Dear WEENIES

We are writing this message on behalf of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc..

We have received information that an individual has utilized the
below-referenced IP address at the noted date and time to offer
downloads of copyrighted material.

The title in question is: Pacific Rim

The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted television
programs constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act,
Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3). This conduct may also
violate the laws of other countries, international law, and/or treaty
obligations.

Since you own this IP address BLAHAHAHA
we request that you immediately do the following:

1) Contact the subscriber who has engaged in the conduct described
above and take steps to prevent the subscriber from further downloading
or uploading Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. content without authorization; and

2) Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse
Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.

On behalf of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., owner of the exclusive rights
in the copyrighted material at issue in this notice, we hereby state that
we have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner
complained of is not authorized by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.,
its respective agents, or the law.

Also, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, that we are authorized
to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive rights being infringed
as set forth in this notification.

We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your cooperation in this
matter. Your prompt response is requested.

Any further enquiries can be directed to BLAHBLAH
Please include this message with your enquiry to ensure a swift response.

Respectfully,

Andrew Martin
Enforcement Officer
IP-Echelon
Email:
Phone :
Address:


I took out the contact information and my IP but I asked my friend if I could get in crap for this and he basically said no.

Thought I'd share this with CDC to see if anyone else has ever got one of these bad boys
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:27 PM

They are just trying to frighten you there is no way they can start suing every person who violates that law.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

Scare tactic... Nothing else....
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

Yup I've gotten a few of those

As long as you aren't redistributing for profit it's technically not illegal

The more you know!!
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

Scare tactic... Nothing else....

They are just trying to frighten you there is no way they can start suing every person who violates that law.

Yeah, that's what I figured, I just stay away from the more popular torrents now
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:31 PM

Yup I've gotten a few of those

As long as you aren't redistributing for profit it's technically not illegal

The more you know!!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:33 PM

Yeah, that's what I figured, I just stay away from the more popular torrents now

I stick to 1 very trusted user on a website. He gets thousands of downloaded within hours of putting something up. He's legit...

I don't go outside of this because I don't trust downloading anything else...
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

In the U.S. some major ISP's have voluntarily joined a 6 strikes and you're out program. Since Shaw Cable is in Canada, I have no idea if Shaw has any agreements. Do a quick Google search.

If you get another letter just e-mail Shaw and deny that you have done anything. Pretend you have no idea what a Torrent file is, etc.

The copyright owners have to prove that it was you if they want to take anything to court. You can just say that your Wi-Fi connection was hacked and/or unsecured.

Use Peerblock. It's definitely not foolproof but it helps to keep you off of their radar if their IP address is on one of Peerblock's lists.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

I've got one of these before because of a roommate so I had no problem being very inquisitive. Basically this is your cable provider telling you that Warner Bros or whoever are pinging your dowload for copyright infringement but Shaw is not giving up any of your details or proof ... of course unless it does go to court and the judge forces discovery ... that's a looooooooooooot of steps away though.

I would have an excuse ready at all times like you didn't have your account password protected and someone highjacked your wifi. And you can tell them that of course anyone would know that Pacific Rim has to absolutely blow so who in their right mind would download it. ::D

Edited by Dogbyte, 06 February 2014 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

should've responded saying "lol"
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:07 PM

IP is not a person, and is not personally identifiable.

I'm gonna go download Pacific Rim right now, and delete it since I've already seen it, just to spite those bastards. PIRATE PARTY FOR LIFE!
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:29 PM

I have been wondering about this for a couple of days now since I downloaded a bunch of rap albums. I don't think Wu Tang, Dr. Dre and Eminem will come after me for a $10 cd
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:35 PM

I have been wondering about this for a couple of days now since I downloaded a bunch of rap albums. I don't think Wu Tang, Dr. Dre and Eminem will come after me for a $10 cd


How soon we forget. Dr. Dre Sues Napster, Students and Schools
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

How soon we forget. Dr. Dre Sues Napster, Students and Schools

Hahah wow, whata G
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:38 PM

In some courts in the US, an IP address is not proof that you downloaded it.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:00 PM

I stick to 1 very trusted user on a website. He gets thousands of downloaded within hours of putting something up. He's legit...

I don't go outside of this because I don't trust downloading anything else...


I don't download movies very often, but for TV shows I go with a user by the name of ETTV. Excellent resource.
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:11 PM

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:27 PM

I don't download movies very often, but for TV shows I go with a user by the name of ETTV. Excellent resource.

They're with EZTV the site? Always a great resource, easy way to get any show with all episodes in one place
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:56 AM

. My movie stealing days were trailing off a lot anyways and then my favorite site Isohunt got taken down..that was the end for me tho supposedly its been replaced by mirrored sites but Im not into it anymore. Between having 400 channels on the TV, netflix, Crackle, and a lot of movies in their entirety on Youtube now ( who knew Jet Li made so many?) I dont need any illegal content.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:56 AM

In some courts in the US, an IP address is not proof that you downloaded it.

Especially given some US ISP's like Comcast ship their routers with a setting most layman users don't realize is offering Free Wi-Fi to others.

Edited by Aleksandr Pistoletov, 07 February 2014 - 04:57 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:00 AM

Especially given some US ISP's like Comcast ship their routers with a setting most layman users don't realize is offering Free Wi-Fi to others.

Yes. Comcast does a lot of things like that because you do not own the equipment, and in some markets do not have data download cap limits--nothing like 70M download speed either. Their cable boxes also rely upon the Internet to operate properly, especially when you have the Skype add on kit.

Another thing have done is installed a camera on the front panel of the cable box to watch your responses to commercials, as well as a microphone to listen to what goes on in the house. It is easy to block the camera by using a Post It note, but I have not figured the way to block the microphone yet. The reason they say they do this is so they can target commercials directly to the audience that is watching.

Edited by jmfaminoff, 07 February 2014 - 10:01 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:24 AM

You guys remind me of the H1N1 strain the way you make me all sick. For shame... Media rights is to be purchased, not stolen for you enjoyment.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:27 AM

As long as you don't redistribute or use the material to generate profit you're not breaking any laws.
However you should support your favorite media by purchasing it legitimately.

Edited by SoylentBlue, 07 February 2014 - 10:29 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:33 AM

As long as you don't redistribute or use the material to generate profit you're not breaking any laws.
However you should support your favorite media by purchasing it legitimately.

I agree with you in that people should purchase their favourite media. I have some friends who are musicians and a couple of others that are actors. They do not make a lot of money. I firmly believe they deserve to be paid for their work.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

Mac address is the only way, good luck finding our Mac addresses unless you are a moron.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:59 PM

You guys remind me of the H1N1 strain the way you make me all sick. For shame... Media rights is to be purchased, not stolen for you enjoyment.

You shouldn't listen to music on the radio then...
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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:45 AM

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

i just got a email from shaw saying i downloaded grudge match

lmfao

first of all i dont download anything thats number 1

number 2 is this a scare tactic? because i thought IP addresses cant be upheld in court

number 3 if i did download movies, which i dont, i would never download grudge match, y the F would i wanna watch the rotten botox carkus of stallone prancing around


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:30 PM

I agree with you in that people should purchase their favourite media. I have some friends who are musicians and a couple of others that are actors. They do not make a lot of money. I firmly believe they deserve to be paid for their work.

 

They dont make alot of money because people pirate music and movies they make.They dont make alot of money because its plain and simple they suck.I dont have trouble paying for movies and music when its good when music and movies blow i dont get my money back like a crappy electronic i bought.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:26 PM

the only proof they have is that they the right holder or on the request of the rights holder was able to DL from your IP what that means is they legally downloaded their own product from you not illegal they can not prove that you provided it to anyone other then them. lol it is pretty funny i have got a few letters and would love to have them take me to court.


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