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Old 02-12-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
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So yeah, the long arm of the law reached out and touched my household this past week...Bit Torrent users beware, see attached letter:


Dear Subscriber

Cogeco Cable Inc. has received a letter that alleges that activities associated with your Internet service are infringing copyright in certain copyright protected material in which the copyright is owned or exclusively licensed.

Activities that infringe copyright are prohibited under Cogeco's High Speed Internet Service Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy which establish actions Cogeco Cable can take if the situation is not remedied. For more details please refer to section 17 and Schedule A of this Agreement which is available at http://www.cogeco.com/aup

The forwarded email provided at the end of this message indicated the specific details of this alleged activity. If you have any questions or concerns about the statements included in the email below, please contact the complainant directly.

For further information on Canada's copyright regulations visit:

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> Hash: SHA1
> Entertainment Software Association
> 575 7th Street, NW, Suite 300
> Washington, DC 20004 USA
> Attention: Intellectual Property Enforcement
> Telephone: 202-223-2400
> E-mail: mailto:esa@copyright-compliance.com?subject=RE%3A%20Notice%20ID%3A%XXXX%2DXXXXXXXX%20ESA%20Canada%20Notice
> 29 Jan 2008 03:13:43 GMT
> ISP: Cogeco Cable Canada Inc
> ESA Reference Number: XXX-XXXXXXXX
> Dear Cogeco Cable Canada Inc:
> The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is a trade association that represents the intellectual property interests of numerous companies that publish interactive games for video game consoles, personal computers, handheld devices and the Internet in the United States of America, in Canada, and in other countries (collectively referred to as ESA members). ESA is authorized to act on behalf of ESA members whose copyright and other intellectual property rights it believes to be infringed as described h
> ESA is providing this letter of notification to make Cogeco Cable Canada Inc aware of material on its network or system that infringes the exclusive copyright rights of and is unlawful towards one or more ESA members.
> ESA members are entitled to the full protection of Canadian intellectual property laws, including the Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42, as amended, in such entertainment software products.
> Based on the information at its disposal on 28 Jan 2008 23:44:01 GMT, ESA has a good faith belief that HA.HAH.AH.HA infringes the rights of one or more ESA members by offering for sale or download unauthorized copies of game products protected by copyright, or offering for sale or download material that is the subject of infringing activities. The copyrighted works that have been infringed include but are not limited to:
> Title: Medal of Honor
> Infringement Source: BitTorrent
> Infringement Timestamp: 28 Jan 2008 23:44:01 GMT
> Infringement Last Documented: 28 Jan 2008 23:44:01 GMT
> Infringer Username:
> Infringing Filename: PSP.Game.Medal_OF_HonorHeroes_2.English.UMDFULL.CSO357MB
> Infringing Filesize: 366083444
> Infringer IP Address: HA.HAHA.HA.HA
> Infringer DNS Name: XXXX-XX-XX.home.cgocable.net
> Infringing URL: http://www.spanishtracker.com:2710/announce
> The unauthorized copies of such game product(s) or the material that is the subject of infringing activities appears on or is made available through HA.HAH.AH.AA. Those items are listed and/or identified thereon by their titles or variations thereof, game-related listings/references/descriptions, or depictions of game-related artwork. Such copies, titles, game-related listings/references/descriptions, depictions, and material that is the subject of infringing activities, are hereinafter referred to as "
Infringing Material."
> Accordingly, ESA hereby requests Cogeco Cable Canada Inc to immediately do the following:
> 1. Notify the account holder of the Infringing Material.
> 2. Remove, or disable access to, the Infringing Material detailed above.
> 3. Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms
> of Service Agreement, including termination of a repeat offender.
> Please inform us whether you will remove or disable access to the Infringing Material as requested. Cogeco Cable Canada Inc or the account holder may contact ESA at the above-listed contact details, with email preferred. Please include the above-noted Reference Number in the subject line of all email correspondence.
> Thank you for your cooperation and prompt response in this matter.
> Sincerely,
> Intellectual Property Enforcement
> Entertainment Software Association
> - ---Start ACNS XML
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
> <Infringement xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://mpto.unistudios.com/xml/Infringement_schema.xsd">
> <Case>
> <Status>Open</Status>
> </Case>
> <Complainant>
> <Entity>Entertainment Software Association</Entity>
> <Contact>Anti-Piracy Enforcement, Intellectual Property Enforcement Manager</Contact>
> <Address>575 7th Street, NW Suite 300, Washington, D. C. 20004 United States of America</Address>
> <Phone>1(202) 223-2400,1(202) 223-2401</Phone>
> <Email>esa@copyright-compliance.com</Email>
> </Complainant>
> <Service_Provider>
> <Entity>Cogeco Cable Canada Inc</Entity>
> <Address></Address>
> <Email>security@cogeco.net</Email>
> </Service_Provider>
> <Source>
> <TimeStamp>2008-01-28T23:44:01.000Z</TimeStamp>
> <IP_Address>XX.XXX.XX.XX</IP_Address>
> <Port></Port>
> <DNS_Name>XXXXXXXXXX.home.cgocable.net</DNS_Name>
> <Type>BitTorrent</Type>
> <UserName></UserName>
> <Number_Files>1</Number_Files>
> <Deja_Vu>No</Deja_Vu>
> </Source>
> <Content>
> <Item>
> <Title>Medal of Honor</Title>
> <FileName>PSP.Game.Medal_OF_HonorHeroes_2.English.UMDFULL.CSO357MB</FileName>
> <FileSize>366083444</FileSize>
> <URL>http://www.spanishtracker.com:2710/announce</URL>
> </Item>
> </Content>
> </Infringement>
> - ---End ACNS XML


I wonder if McGuinness will be mad...I hope he doesn't cancel my U2.com subscription!

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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I got one at work the other day for some shitty movie I never even finished watching.

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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I thought the PM reference alone validated it's IO presence.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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Hurray for small independant ISPs!
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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Hurray for small independant ISPs!
I don't get it? Their Internet Usage policy is the same. I think it's the luck of the draw who the ISP's go after.
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