So I am a bit worried because I got the following message last night from my IP provider about some content that I may, or may not have downloaded through VUZE (yes, horrible site).
I am writing this letter in regards to an email we have received on
behalf of Showtime Networks Inc. ("SNI"). They have listed your IP
address to be involved in the download of copyrighted television
program(s) through a "peer-to-peer" service. The title of the copyrighted material is:
The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted television
programs constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act,
Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3). We suggest you take the
appropriate action to cease the download of any copyrighted material.onShore Network's Acceptable Use Policy can be found at the link below.
Please read it before you download copyrighted material.
In our experience, many of these exploits stem from unsecure wireless
routers. We ask that you secure your wireless router immediately if it is currently unsecure.
If you feel your computer system has been compromised we
advise you to contact us so we could promptly address the situation.
I responded that I put a password in place and also asked for a copy of original message my IP provider received. They sent me the notice and basically said that it was common practice and they receive a lot of these and that if I added a password I am fine. Here is the message...
We are writing this letter on behalf of Showtime Networks Inc. ("SNI").
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 television programs 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). This conduct may also violate the laws of other countries, international law, and/or treaty obligations.
Since you own this IP address (66.146.xxx.xx), we request that you immediately do the following:
1) Remove or disable access to the individual who has engaged in the conduct described above; and
2) Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.
We also would request that you inform the individual who engaged in this conduct that legitimate copies of SNI content are widely available for viewing online, for example on www.sho.com <http://www.sho.com/> , as well as iTunes, Amazon.com and Movielink.com.
On behalf of SNI, 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 SNI, its respective agents, or the law.
Also, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, 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:
Please include the Case ID ..., also noted above, in the subject line of all future correspondence regarding this matter.
We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is requested.
Infringing Work: Dexter
First Found: 11 Oct 2009 22:25:29 EDT (GMT -0400)
Last Found: 11 Oct 2009 22:25:29 EDT (GMT -0400)
IP Address: xxxxxxxxxxx (i deleted this)
IP Port: 62554
Torrent InfoHash: 3B1359976C73B8588956AB31E36657639D81A97C
Dexter.S04E01.HDTV.XviD-NoTV.avi.torrent (576,721,958 bytes)
Was this just a warning? Am I out of the woods? Should I take any further action?