Ok everyone, I'm still waiting for my adsl to come back (we moved house) and I am struggling without believe me but here now to the point of this topic. A friend of mine received a letter from the "abuse" dept. of our isp saying she had been a naughty girl. I told to her to write to them it miust have been a mistake. Heres what she wrote;
OK so far right....So here is the reply she got back, in the form of the original letter that they had received about her in complaint!i have absolutely no idea what this letter is about. all i use my computer for is to download movies from kazaa and keep in touch with my family and friends. i am a 25 yr old mother or 3 girls. i have had nothing to do with anything illegal.
These guys are taking this seriously man what ever next, they must be crawlingthe web sending millions of these letters at the mo, ooops, kinda makes me wanna stop sharing which is NOT good.RE: Unauthorized Distribution of the Copyrighted Motion Picture Entitled
Dear Netvision NOC team:
We are writing this letter on behalf of Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., ("Columbia Pictures").
As you may know, Columbia Pictures is the owner of copyright and exclusive distribution rights in and to the motion picture entitled Anger Management.
No one is authorized to perform, exhibit, reproduce, transmit, or otherwise distribute the above-mentioned work without the express written permission of Columbia Pictures, which permission Columbia Pictures has not granted to 220.127.116.11.
We have received information that an individual has utilized the above-referenced IP address at the noted date and time to offer downloads of the above-mentioned work through a "peer-to-peer" service.
The attached documentation specifies the location on your network where the infringement occurred, the number of repeat violations recorded at this specific location, as well as any available identifying information.
The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted motion pictures 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, we request that you immediately do the following:
1) Disable access to the individual who has engaged in the conduct described above; and
2) Terminate any and all accounts that this individual has through you.
On behalf of Columbia Pictures, owner of the exclusive rights to 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 Columbia Pictures, its respective agents, or the law.
We also hereby state that we believe the information in this notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that MediaForce is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive rights being infringed as set forth in this notification.
Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this email should you have any questions.
We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. In your future correspondence with us, please refer to Case ID 6*%$#7.
Your prompt response is requested.
Director of Enforcement
Infringing Work: Anger Management
Filename: Anger Management.avi
First Found: 16 Apr 2003 06:29:1 EDT (GMT -0400)
Last Found: 16 Apr 2003 06:29:1 EDT (GMT -0400)
IP Address: 18.104.22.168
IP Port: 1214
All comments gratefully welcome in this topic :
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