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Nasty Email Fox Copyright

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by moose37, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. moose37

    moose37 Member

    Mar 29, 2010
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    We recently received the attached notice from 20th Century Fox claiming that your Internet account may have been used for copyright infringement. Specifically, 20th Century Fox claims that your account was used to reproduce and/or distribute copyrighted content without authorization to other users of an Internet-based file-sharing network. We are forwarding this notice at the request of 20th Century Fox -- please see the enclosed document.

    Content providers such as 20th Century Fox routinely monitor file-sharing networks to determine if their copyrighted movies and music are being distributed illegally over the Internet. 20th Century Fox identified your AT&T account by its numeric IP address, a string of numbers identifiable by any site from which you upload or download files. When an Internet user connects to file-sharing networks, the IP address assigned to the computer connected to the Internet becomes publicly available to other members of the network. Consistent with our Customer Privacy Policy, AT&T has not released your name or any other personal information to 20th Century Fox, but is forwarding this notice to you so that this issue may be resolved without any further action.

    You should be aware that copyright infringement is a violation of U.S. law, and potentially punishable by fines and other criminal penalties. It also is a violation of the AT&T Acceptable Use Policy, which governs your use of AT&T Internet services. If infringing activity persists, 20th Century Fox may choose to seek a court order requiring AT&T to provide it with your name and address so it can pursue legal action against you.

    By forwarding this complaint, AT&T is not making any accusation of wrongdoing. Rather, we are bringing 20th Century Fox's notice to your attention so that you can take prompt and appropriate steps to prevent any further activity of this nature from occurring over your Internet account. Steps you may consider taking include:

    Ceasing any sharing of copyrighted content that might be occurring via file sharing software, services or networks;
    Securing your home Wi-Fi network to ensure others are not accessing the Internet through your connection to download or distribute illegal content;
    Talking with family members or guests who may have used your Internet connection in ways you are not aware of;
    Using virus and spyware protection software to protect against security threats and ensure your Internet connection is not being used in ways that you have not authorized;
    Learning how federal copyright law applies to online activities by visiting the U.S. Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/.
    Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy can result in termination of your AT&T service. We encourage you to review the AT&T Acceptable Use Policy online at http://www.corp.att.com/aup/ and the AT&T Customer Privacy Policy at http://www.att.com/privacy.

    AT&T is committed to protecting your personal information and ensuring the best possible online experience for all customers. Please review the attached letter for information regarding the alleged copyright infringement. If you have any questions regarding your AT&T Internet account or AT&T policies, please call us at 1-866-618-7991 or email us at complaintresponse@abuse-att.net.

    Notice of Copyright Infringement

    Re: Unauthorized Use of Fox Property

    Notice ID: xxxxxxxxx
    Notice Date: 29 Mar 2010 18:01:54 GMT

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION and its affiliated companies (collectively, "Fox") own intellectual property rights, including exclusive rights protected under copyright law, in many motion pictures, television programs and other audiovisual works (collectively, the Fox Titles). We believe that your AT&T Internet account is being used to reproduce and/or distribute copies of one or more Fox Titles on the Internet, in violation of Fox's legal rights. We have set forth at the close of this letter the details concerning this infringement, including the title(s) of the Fox Title(s) in question, the IP address of your account at the time of the infringement, and the date and time of the infringement. The documentation included at the end of this notice specifies the location of the infringement. The audiovisual works being offered through your Internet account include the following:

    Title: xxxxxx DVD

    The copying and/or distribution of copies of copyrighted audiovisual works without the authorization of the copyright owner constitutes copyright infringement under the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 106, 501. This conduct may subject you to significant liability, including statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringed work for willful infringement. Under certain circumstances, copyright infringement can give rise to federal criminal liability, with penalties as high as five years imprisonment plus a $250,000 fine. (See 17 U.S.C. § 506; 18 U.S.C. § 2319.)

    Such infringing activity also constitutes a violation of AT&T's Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement, and such breach may give AT&T the right to terminate your Internet access service.

    Fox is committed to creating a positive online environment where consumers have many legal choices for enjoying movies and TV shows over the Internet, and we hope you will take advantage of this growing array of safe, legitimate options. Although various legal and equitable remedies may be available to Fox as a result of such infringement, Fox believes that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to effect removal of the detected infringement listed in the below report, including:

    1) Cease any unauthorized offering or downloading of the above title(s), and any other film or television titles whose copyright is owned Fox, on any peer-to-peer or other internet services; and

    2) Delete from your computer any unauthorized copies of the above title(s), and any other film or television titles owned by the Fox, which you have downloaded from or offered on any peer-to-peer or other internet services.

    3) Send us a prompt response, which makes reference to Notice ID xxxxxxx, indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter. Correspondence should be directed to:

    mailto:fox_eve_p2p@copyright-compliance.com?subject=RE%3A%20Notice ID: xxxxxxxx Copyright Infringement

    Please reference the Notice ID xxxxxxxx in all correspondence.

    You can learn more about piracy by visiting the MPAA's web site at http://www.mpaa.org/piracy_whoAre.asp.

    The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of Fox's property in the manner described herein is not authorized by Fox, its agents or the law. Also, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California and under the laws of the United States, that the information in this notification is accurate and that the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Fox 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 Fox's positions, rights or remedies, legal or equitable, all of which are specifically reserved.


    Mark Ishikawa
    BayTSP, Inc.
    PO Box 1314 - Los Gatos, CA 95031

    Fox Copyright Compliance #: xxxxxxx
    BayTSP fax: 408-341-2399
    - ---Start ACNS XML
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    <Infringement xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.movielabs.com/ACNS http://www.movielabs.com/ACNS/ACNS2v1.xsd" xmlns="http://www.movielabs.com/ACNS" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <Entity>20th Century Fox</Entity>
    <Contact>BayTSP Compliance Team, Compliance Manager</Contact>
    <Address>P.O. Box 1314, Los Gatos, California 95031 </Address>
    <Phone>(408) 341-2317,</Phone>
    <Type>BitTorrent - L5</Type>
    <Title>Post Grad DVD</Title>
    <FileName>Post Grad {2009} DVDRIP. Jaybob</FileName>
    - ---End ACNS XML
    Version: 8.0

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

    Help should I respond, or ignore? I know by responding you are admitting something but by ignoring it can't you get in more trouble? Please any suggestions would be appreciated
  2. ps3lvanub

    ps3lvanub Regular member

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    I'd just take a chill pill on the downloads for a couple of month, and after that avoid Fox stuff unless it's urgent.

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