I'm new here, but I could really use your help. I've been a bad girl and now its caught up to me. My Isp just emailed this to me: Please be advised that PenTeleData has received notification from Universal City Studios Productions LLLP alleging that your account is responsible for copyright infringement. Universal City Studios Productions LLLP claims that your account violates its copyrights as follows: Infringment Detail: Title: Pitch Black Infringement Source: FastTrack Infringement Timestamp: 5/5/2003 1:18:02 AM PDT (GMT-7:00) Infringer Username: www.kazaalite.com_improved_Kazaa@KaZaA Infringing Filename: Pitch black.avi Infringing Filesize: 737402880 Infringers IP Address: 24.xxx.xxx.xxx Infringers DNS Name: Infringing URL: 24.xxx.xxx.xxx Attached is a copy of the correspondence from Universal City Studios Productions LLLP PenTeleData is required by law to expeditiously remove this material or disable your account. You are hereby required to remove the offending material immediately and contact us via e-mail confirming that the material has been removed. If we do not receive confirmation from you that the material has been deleted within 3 days from the date of this correspondence, we will be forced to disable access to the material, which could include terminating your account. If you believe that you own the copyright or have permission from the copyright owner to use the material involved, please contact me immediately. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions regarding this matter. Sincerely, Pamela Walker PenTeleData/Prolog Abuse Department 1-800-804-5783 ext. 7721 email@example.com Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 10:45 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject MCA Notification [Notice ID: 324581] Re: Unauthorized Use of Universal Motion Pictures Notice ID: 324581 5/7/2003 Dear Sir or Madam: 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 PenTeleData Inc. - Cable 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 <<ISP Name>> or a downstream service provider who purchases this connectivity from PenTeleData Inc. - Cable. This unauthorized copying and distribution constitutes copyright infringement under Section 106 of the U.S. Copyright Act . Depending upon the type of service PenTeleData Inc. - Cable is providing to this IP address, it may have legal and/or equitable liability if it does not expeditiously remove or disable access to the motion picture(s) listed below, or if it fails to implement a policy that provides for termination of subscribers who are repeat infringers (see, 17 U.S.C. §512). Despite the above, 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. The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of the motion pictures in the manner described herein is not authorized by Universal, its agent or the law. The information contained in this notification is accurate. Under penalty of perjury, the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Universal 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 of Universal's positions, rights or remedies, legal or equitable, all of which are specifically reserved. Very truly yours, Aaron Markham Manager of Internet Anti-Piracy, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations VIVENDI UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT. 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 Title: Pitch Black Infringement Source: FastTrack Infringement Timestamp: 5/5/2003 1:18:02 AM PDT (GMT-7:00) Infringer Username: www.kazaalite.com_improved_Kazaa@KaZaA Infringing Filename: Pitch black.avi Infringing Filesize: 737402880 Infringers IP Address: 24.xxx.xxx.xxx Infringers DNS Name: Infringing URL: 24.xxx.xxx.xxx What should I do? Could they really come to my house and check my hard drive? How come the movie studio is allowed to monitor my internet activity? I think only the cops, if anybody, should have that right.