This is the letter I got from my isp yesterday shortly after my internet was disabled, it has been turned back on after I had to swear never to share this file again, I know that it is very easy to see peoples IP adresses on Bittorrent but how could I stop this from happening in the future?
11/2/03 2:21:14 PM by ffloyd:
DMCA Complaint - Case #**********
ORIGINAL COMPLAINT BELOW
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: SYMC Product Download/P2P Notice to ISP : [Notice ID: ******], Case ID: <<CaseID>>
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I am writing on behalf of Symantec Corporation. Symantec owns the trademarks and holds the copyrights for numerous computer software products, including but not limited to a suite of computer utility and antivirus software products under the U.S. registered trademarks NORTON SYSTEMWORKS® and NORTON ANTIVIRUS®, and other software bearing the "Norton" or "Symantec" brand names. Symantec also holds the registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries for its name, SYMANTEC®. Symantec's rights are evidenced by, among other things, registrations of its trademarks and copyrights with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office.
As you know, unauthorized use of Symantec's trademarks, and unauthorized copying and/or distribution of Symantec's copyrighted works, is a violation of federal and state laws. It is illegal to produce, sell or distribute such unauthorized works.
Symantec has been notified that Cable ONE provides Internet access for the IP address listed below. We have determined that unauthorized copying and distribution of one or more of our products (Please see evidence below), is taking place from that address. Such distribution is not authorized by Symantec, its agents or the law and thus constitutes infringement.
Based on the above, the deliberate and clear infringement of Symantec's protected copyright and trademark rights, and the harm to Symantec's business and goodwill from the infringing use, Symantec demands that you immediately investigate and take action to stop this infringing activity, and inform us of the results of your actions. Symantec believes that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. Accordingly, we appreciate your efforts toward this common goal.
The information contained in this notification is accurate. Under penalty of perjury, the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Symantec with respect to this matter.
Please be advised that this letter is not and is not intended to be a complete statement of the facts or law as they may pertain to this matter or to Symantec's positions, rights or remedies, legal or equitable, all of which are specifically reserved.
Thank you very much for your immediate assistance regarding this matter, and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Manager, Worldwide Brand Protection
20330 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Notice ID: ********
Title:Norton Anti-Virus Professional 2004
Initial Infringement Timestamp:25 Oct 2003 01:17:59 GMT
Recent Infringement Timestamp:25 Oct 2003 03:39:49 GMT Infringement Address: *********Infringement Site: **********/SYMANTEC.NORTON.ANTIVIRUS.PROFESSIONAL.2004-PROMPT