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    I just got an e-mail from btopenworld telling me that they know ive been using BT and they want me to stop, I know people have had prank e-mails b4 so if you could give me your views on this please:

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    Re:* Unauthorized Use of Universal Motion Pictures
    Notice ID: 1410893
    6 Mar 2004 01:31:36 GMT

    Universal City Studios Productions LLLP and its affiliated companies
    (collectively, "Universal") are the exclusive owners of copyrights in
    many motion pictures, including the motion pictures listed below.

    It has come to our attention that bt-adsl 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 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 bt-adsl or a downstream
    service provider who purchases this connectivity from bt-adsl.

    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
    Universal as a result of such infringement, 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 and is not intended to be a
    complete statement of the facts or law as they may pertain to this
    matter or of Universal's positions, rights or remedies, legal or
    equitable, all of which are specifically reserved.

    Very truly yours,

    Internet Anti-Piracy Team,
    Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations
    100 Universal City Plaza
    Universal City, CA* 91608
    tel.* (818) 777-3111
    fax* (818) 866-6339

    *pgp public key is available on the key server at
    ** For any correspondence regarding this case, please send your emails
    to and refer to Notice ID: 1410893.* If you
    need immediate assistance or if you have general questions please call
    the number listed above.

    Title:* Along Came Polly
    Infringement Source:* BitTorrent
    Initial Infringement Timestamp:* 28 Feb 2004 13:29:30 GMT
    Recent Infringment Timestamp: 28 Feb 2004 16:56:30 GMT
    Infringer Username:*
    Infringing Filename:* Along.Came.Polly.SVCD.TS-FUJiTiVE
    Infringing Filesize:* 1649145397
    Infringers IP Address:* [IP Removed]
    Infringers DNS Name: [Removed]
    Infringing URL: [IP Removed]:6881/Along.Came.Polly.SVCD.TS-FUJiTiVE

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
    <Infringement xmlns:xsi=""
    * <Case>
    * * <ID>5165782</ID>
    * * <Status>New</Status>
    * </Case>
    * <Complainant>
    * * <Entity>Universal Studios</Entity>
    * * <Contact>Aaron Markham</Contact>
    * * <Address>100 Universal City Plaza (1280/6)</Address>
    * * <Phone>818-777-3111</Phone>
    * * <Email></Email>
    * </Complainant>
    * <Service_Provider>
    * * <Entity>bt-adsl</Entity>
    * * <Contact></Contact>
    * * <Address></Address>
    * * <Email></Email>
    * </Service_Provider>
    * <Source>
    * * <TimeStamp>2004-28-02T13:29:30Z</TimeStamp>
    * * <IP_Address>[IP Removed]</IP_Address>
    * * <DNS_Name>[Removed]</DNS_Name>
    * * <Type>BitTorrent</Type>
    * * <UserName></UserName>
    * * <Number_Files>1</Number_Files>
    * * <Deja_Vu>No</Deja_Vu>
    * </Source>
    * <Content>
    * * <Item>
    * * * <Title>Along Came Polly</Title>
    * * * <FileName>Along.Came.Polly.SVCD.TS-FUJiTiVE</FileName>
    * * * <FileSize>1649145397</FileSize>
    * * * <URL>[IP Removed]:6881/Along.Came.Polly.SVCD.TS-FUJiTiVE</URL>
    * * * <Type>Video</Type>
    * * </Item>
    * </Content>
    Version: 8.0

    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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  3. File Sharing   -   #2
    bujub22's Avatar THE GREAT
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    did u dl thoses movies there talking about?? if not it&#39;s fakes ,or go to the website the provided??

  4. File Sharing   -   #3
    Wow lost for words

  5. File Sharing   -   #4
    Are you using PeerGuardian? It blocks A LOT of studio scumbag traffic.

  6. File Sharing   -   #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    The email seems no joke, although &#39;monitoring&#39; BitTorrent is trivial to do.

    Strangely, no company is mentioned as doing the actual anti-piracy monitoring -- so there&#39;s no leads on additional blocking schemes.

    "Internet Anti-Piracy Team, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations" just isn&#39;t much to go on. It makes them sound bigger and more powerful than they probably really are.

    However, that is probably VIVENDI UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT/Universal City Studios Productions LLLP/Universal&#39;s intentions -- to prevent anti-piracy method researchers from blocking their unwanted intrusions.

    All things considering, it seems rather UNLIKELY that the email is a hoax.
    BUT... I wouldn&#39;t reply to it in any case.

  7. File Sharing   -   #6
    Masked Turtle
    Look... The email included what it claimed was your ip address... [IP Removed] if that&#39;s your address then it might be credible, if not, then it&#39;s just some random scare spam. I would look up the fake sounding name on the net and see what you can find.

  8. File Sharing   -   #7
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    Jun 2003
    i got busted for downloading stuff off of bittorrent buy a monitoring company and my isp cut my connection for 2 days until i called them to inform them that i had removed the movies,so i believe it is real.

  9. File Sharing   -   #8
    Rip The Jacker's Avatar Retired
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    Nov 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    For your own security and privacy, I&#39;ve removed your IP address from your post.


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