I’m not loosing any sleep either, but here is an email one of the ISPs I work with received the other day. This is the real deal, identifying dates etc. removed. The offender will probably have service suspended at the very least:
From: CopyrightInfringement [mailto:hboinfringements@removed]
Sent: Xxxxday, September 98, 2008 3:40 PM
Subject: Case ID xxxxxxxxxxx - Notice of Claimed Infringement
Xxxxday, September 98, 2008
(name and address of ISP removed)
RE: Unauthorized Distribution of the Copyrighted Television Program Entitled
We are writing this letter on behalf of Home Box Office, Inc. (“HBO”).
We have received information leading us to believe that an individual has utilized the below-referenced IP address at the noted date and time to offer downloads of copyrighted television program(s) through a “peer-to-peer” service, including such title(s) as:
The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted television programs constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3).
Since you own this IP address (xx.rem.ove.d54), we request that you immediately do the following:
- Disable access to the individual who has engaged in the conduct described above; and/or
- Take other appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.
On behalf of HBO, 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 HBO, its respective agents, or the law.
Also, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of New York and under the laws of the United States, that the information in this notification is accurate and that we are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive rights being infringed as set forth in this notification.
Please direct any end user queries to the following address:
They are going after P2P aggresively.