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COX Communications did this to my firend. He illegaly used/ attained something and they identified exactly what the name of the file was that he got.... pretty scary!

no action was taken - it was simply a warning to him that they know what he was doing... Seems pretty common now after reading this thread!
    
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The most they can do is sue you, and the odds of that happening are 0.0000001%. Just leave P2P alone for a month or so. And what happens is it goes like this; DCMA watches you steal, cry's to Charter, Charter says "...k" (They really don't care.) Sends you a big bad e-mail you get scared (that's the point of them.) You stop for a month, they forget, and you carry on. And I know you didn't pirate them so, just call Charter and tell them, "I never downloaded those films." And if applicable, don't even call them. Just ignore it.
I got caught downloading The Hulk or something. Anyways, it probably would be a good idea to call 'cause they log it as to how man times you've gotten caught.


tl;dr it's fine
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post #13 of 57
Don't worry about it.

And if they do pursue, there's so many thing you can do.

An easy one is this, what the lease date of your IP address?
 
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post #14 of 57
Tell them all you downloaded is a tracker. Other people sent/gave the file to you. lol Its not a crime to receive a gift.

Edit: Use peerguardian whenever you use p2p programs also just so these mistakes don't happen. We have charter also and I haven't received any letters. The wireless thing is a good idea though. Our router is set for 50 auto ip's. So someone else could be using it for all I know. I had it password protected but my brothers/dad wipe it clean sometimes messing with it. Plus with the router I can just change my ip address whenever I want.
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post #15 of 57
Are those ISP's cable?

The cable company around here, Rogers has sent scare letters as well and will even go so far as to shut your service down. The DSL provider has never sent any warnings out to any of their customers.

I'm wondering if it has something to do with cable ISP's?
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post #16 of 57
Comcast does crap like this all the time. You don't have to send them anything, its just a way to scare you so you stop using their precious bandwidth. About the only thing you should do is get a new ISP if possible
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post #17 of 57
Just a message to scare you. Unplug your modem for 5-10 minutes to get a new IP address.
    
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post #18 of 57
Wow scare tactics?

Lol COX Shuts off my internet for 2 whole minutes if I open uTorrent in my house... really f*cking anoying!
    
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post #19 of 57
Wow man, big brother is really watching huh?

I would def call them and tell them they have their heads up their collective asses.

then go and look for another ISP
    
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Quote:
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I got a notice today that I "supposedly" downloaded House seasons 1 and 2. I call shananagins because i _OWN_ both season 1 and 2. They said I was using BitTorrent (which is also BS, I dont even use BitTorrent, although I do think that we have a legal right to which is beside the point). What the crap do I do to fight this? I've never gotten a notice like this before, and I plan on fighting it tooth and nail... but seriously, has anyone ever gotten this before?
lets just say for instance you did own house and you did use a torrent program to download house so you can have a copy on your computer. with the way torrent files work that would be illegal.

while it seems according to current laws with fair use you can have backup copies you are not allowed to distribute still. that is one "flaw" so to speak with torrents. to download one must also upload and so if you did lets say use a torrent to upload then you would be guilty of distribution.





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...Its my personal opinion that the only people who are truly at fault and should even be prosecuted at all are the people who do the ripping/uploading not the people downloading it. Thats basically the same thing as a thief stealing a stereo and giving it to someone else. You should arrest the thief not the guy he gave the **** to.
if you use torrents then you are uploading. it's part of how torrents work.
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