For some porn I downloaded, and it wasn't even good.Should I be worried about this.
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This is a response from another site, so all credits to the original poster:
These shake-down law firms who are doing mass copyright suits (ie Plaintiff vs Does 1-500) are not looking to actually sue anyone.
Its basically a semi-legal racketeering scam. A copyright was violated by illegal downloading/file sharing on P2P and now there are a couple companies who try and scare people into settlements with them instead of going to court.
Its basically impossible to prove that the person who's name is on the bill, actually was the one who downloaded and violated copyright.
Unless the people who are being sued live in the state that the court is, it becomes even more difficult for these groups to get their money.
I'm sure you'll find this out when you speak to your lawyers, but they'll probably recommend filing a sealed motion to quash or a sealed motion to dismiss.. and then its basically done.
Under no circumstances should you contact that company, give them ANYTHING that gives them your real information, or settle with them. Basically do nothing that even admits you know what they're talking about. If anyone needs to file or send anything, make sure it comes from the office of your attorney.
More than likely the judge will simply throw this out, and you wont have to worry about it.
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Depends on the type of email you received. If it was from Comcast, its likely just a warning. If its from a law firm then its a different story. But, more than likely you have nothing to worry about. Quit using bittorrent and switch to direct downloading. Problem solved.I don't neg/infract/ban if you disagree with me in a civil discussion on any topic.
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Copyright work(s) identified in the notification of claimed infringement:
Infringement Title: Teen Babysitters #3
Infringement File Name: Teen.Babysitters.3
Infringement Hash: 400d48df6ae87fc81200f6c2223bbedd76c3b821
Infringement File Size: 1466501120 bytes
Infringement Protocol: BitTorrent
Infringement Timestamp: 2012-03-11 00:53:10 North American Eastern Time
Infringers IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Infringers Port: 62240
The following files were included in the download:
File 1: Teen.Babysitters.3/divxfactory-tbs3a.avi
File 2: Teen.Babysitters.3/divxfactory-tbs3b.avi
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lol ive gotten about 20 letters from my isp (tpg) telling me to stop copyrighting and you know what i do when i get those letters?? pirate movies 10fold lmao. idk about the laws in america (especially with all that sopa,pipa,acta chit going on), but here in aus isp's cant do chit because of confidentiality issues (will prob change in the future though).
brb going to pay 30$ for a dvd/bluray LAWL
03-15-2012, 05:41 PM #13
do not respond !!!!!!!!!!
It's a money-making scam they do to get money out of suckers willing to negotiate a settlement. It can never be proven in court (you wont go to court) unless you admit guilt. Do not respond and you are safe 99.99999999% of the time. They send thousands of these out per day. Do not respond. Do not acknowledge anything. Do not respond. Do not call. Do not email. Most importantly, do not respond. You have nothing to be worried about.CAN'T BARRAGE THE FARAGE
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03-15-2012, 05:42 PM #14
I'm pretty sure it was just a warning. I've read that these letters are to scare you. I'd lay low for a while before pirating any more stuff.
Some people say they've gotten multiple letters and nothing's happened to them.
Also, thanks for posting your IP. Going to hack you and download teen babysitters 1 & 2 now.I rep posts like I switch timezones.
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No. These are just companies trying to get people to settle for money but they don't actually try anything. They send them out to a lot of people. Just ignore it. Do nothing at all about it. Just keep it in a drawer or something. Don't throw it out. But I've heard of stuff like this.
Like a couple hundred people get a letter and then they try to settle outside of court. They won't take you to court though. So just ignore it.
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