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I got a letter today from my cable company saying,
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We have received notification of alleged illegal activity and/or a copyright infringement originating from an IP address and/or computer associated with your High Speed Internet account.
Under Federal Internet abuse and copyright infringement policieds, as well as the procedures defined under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, **ISP** is required to fully cooperate with aggrieved parties or face liability for the illegal offense.
We are sending you this letter to notifiy you of the alleged offence and to ask for your cooperation in ending any such activity.
We also wish to inform you that the continuation of the alleged illegal activity and the continued breach of the US Cable Acceptable Usage Policy may lead to account termination or further liability.
We are making every effort to ensure our customers experience the most reliable Internet services available, thus we appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

So is this just and idle threat to scare me, or is this something serious? I do use a lot of bandwidth, but I don't have a data cap either. Is this type of thing common?
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I once got a letter asking if I was reselling my internet....
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If you pirate a lot it could be bad, I don't think they are REQUIRED to sell you out. I had one similar a while back, and stopped downoading and nothing happened.

If you aren't doing anything illegal then they are just being stupid.
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if you cd cracked a pc game and went online..then thier not joking

otherwise is write back and ask what they are partaining to, if you havent done any such thing

otherwise tell your kids to stop doing it (if you have any)
Edited by PCSarge - 4/8/11 at 4:38pm
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Just to scare. Nothing serious.
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I got a letter today from my cable company saying,


So is this just and idle threat to scare me, or is this something serious? I do use a lot of bandwidth, but I don't have a data cap either. Is this type of thing common?

It's not about bandwidth, they're saying you've downloaded illegal content and someone reported your IP address if i'm reading it right.

I got one of those once, when my roommate liked to torrent a lot.
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What was the file they flagged?
     
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post #8 of 92
i'm pretty sure it's not about the bandwith you use, but the illegal stuff you are ''probably'' downloading. You are not the first person I see that got that letter. I'm not sure how seriously you should take it, because I download alot but never got such a letter....probably because i'm from canada also, laws are different.

But yeah...I don't know about your laws, inform yourself and judge from there if it should be taken seriously...maybe cut back on downloads for a while.
    
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post #9 of 92
download PeerBlock 1.1
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If you are downloading pirated material you need to stop because you could be prosecuted. It's unlikely but still a chance, not to mention it's not exactly moral. If you aren't and you really do have an unlimited cap then by all means keep going. They dont send out those letters for legal activity though -.-
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