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    Default copyright infringement notice



    Hi all,

    Anyone else ever received one of these? and is it enforceable, what action should I take.?

    Dear Customer

    Attached is an email that TPG has received complaining about certain conduct. The IP Address and timestamps provided by the complainant indicate that the conduct occurred over your TPG Service.

    Infringement IP address:
    Infringement timestamp (SYD):
    TPG does not condone the use of TPG Services for activities which are offensive, illegal or infringe on the legal rights of other persons. Such activities are expressly stated in your agreement with us as being a basis on which TPG may suspend or terminate the supply of services to you.

    It is alleged in the attached complaint that you, or someone authorised by you, have engaged in such an activity. If you agree that you did engage in the activity, please cease it immediately. If you do not believe that you have engaged in the activity complained about or you believe that the activity is not illegal, offensive or an infringement of another person's rights, please contact the complainant in writing as soon as possible and explain your position to them.

    If the complaint is about spam, it may be that your equipment has been compromised by a hacker. Please obtain an up to date antivirus system and ensure that your machines are cleaned as a matter of urgency. If you fail to do so and the spam persists, TPG may take steps to limit the spam by suspending your service.

    If you have any questions about this email or our Terms and Conditions, please contact Customer Service on 13 14 23 or customer_service@tpg.com.au.

    Thank you.


    Kind Regards,

    Internet Abuse Team
    TPG Internet

    E-mail: abuse@tpg.com.au
    Phone: 13 14 23
    Fax: 02 9850 0813



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    Well when you consider that over 80% of the worlds spam is send via compromised / infected computers there should be a lot more people getting these emails.

    Next time you get a viagra , update your details , you have won! spam it will be coming to you via a home PC user who hasn't got they are the cause.

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    Was the attached complaint about copyright infringement?
    Which corporation is complaining?
    Not many here would be innocent of that at some stage.
    Hell, why do they offer such big download plans...to watch youtube videos all day?

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    The specific details are:

    Navy-NCIS 1/1/2010

    I was downing a copy of NCIS I missed.

    CBS is the complainant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma_Baker View Post
    The specific details are:

    Navy-NCIS 1/1/2010

    I was downing a copy of NCIS I missed.

    CBS is the complainant.
    If it was downloaded by torrents maybe that is what you should stop doing
    Plenty of other options.
    If it wasn't due to torrents, could you tell us what?
    As I have a combined 100GB monthly download limit (home and work) a fair percentage of my stuff just might fall into "copyright infringement" territory.

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    I would just bin it - and start using a program like peerguardian.

    /not legal advice
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    Yes,

    Good advice, even if it is a little out of date. Peer Guardian has been replaced by Peer Block.

    Anyhow thanks for the feedback.

    If anyone is interested in following this topic further Whirlpool seems to have all the right info.

    It's under Copyright Infringement - (TPG, "insert your ISP here") - What can they do ?

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    We are writing this letter on behalf of Showtime Networks Inc. ("SNI").

    We have received information that an individual has utilized the below-referenced IP address at the noted date and time to offer downloads of copyrighted television programs through a "peer-to-peer" service, including such title(s) as:

    Dexter
    I'll trade you for NCIS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokebuzz View Post
    I'll trade you for NCIS?

    That is quite funny.

    Seriously, why do the TV networks get so upset about downloading free to air TV shows...??

    They are free to air aren't they!?... I'm not going to wait for 6-12 months to watch the latest Top Gear on Aust Tv...
    Maybe they are upset that when they sell it off to other countries and finally air the show I for one won't be watching it??...hhmm

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    Does anybody know anybody that got busted recording TV with their VCR? Or for that matter showing them to their mates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokebuzz View Post
    Does anybody know anybody that got busted recording TV with their VCR? Or for that matter showing them to their mates?
    I remember when the tv stations opened each morning in Perth with a 5 minute spiel about being carted away to prison if you set your video to record Bluey or whatever was on late.
    All the downloading that goes on everywhere with everyone and you cop a warning notice! Like winning Bad Lotto!

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    i have received many. I never respond, and nothing ever happens. (does not mean it won't - and is certainly not advice).

    its like anything else. eventually you will get "flagged".

    go private! (does not guarantee 100% either)
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    Ive gotten quite a few with TPG and have not had anything happen as of yet. Just lie low for a few weeks or goto private trackers or newsgroups

    Its mainly just scare tactics and TPG have to pass it on in fear of legal action (there was an aussie isp that didnt pass them on and got caught but i cant remember what they were called)

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    Depending on what happens in the case where iinet have been taken to court , you might find you get more than a polite email.

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    I received this from dodo last week and another one just like it a few days earlier. CBS must be monitoring multiple NCIS torrent files


    Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 1:01 AM
    Subject: Copyright Infringment Notice

    > Dear Valued Customer,
    >
    > We have received correspondence on behalf of the owner of copyright material
    > that states that an infringing copy of their copyright material was made
    > available for distribution through an IP address that was allocated to you at
    > the time of the alleged conduct.
    >
    > We are not stating that you have engaged in an infringement of copyright or
    > other laws. We respect your privacy and we have not released your personal
    > details to any third party.
    >
    > However, we would like to take the opportunity to remind you that making an
    > unauthorised copy of copyright material available for access by others:
    >
    > * may be an infringement of Australian copyright laws and may result in civil
    > or criminal liability;
    > * may be a breach of part 4 of our Acceptable Use Policy.
    >
    > Here are the details on the copyright material distributed via your connection:
    >
    > Copyright Holder : CBS Corporation
    > Offending IP :
    > Infringing Work : Navy: NCIS
    > First Found : 28 Jan 2010 10:01:04 EST (GMT -0500)
    > Last Found : 28 Jan 2010 10:01:04 EST (GMT -0500)
    > IP Port :
    > Protocol : BitTorrent
    > Torrent InfoHash : 0ED7ACBB6C1C2302F4B270FDB6D11B966014BA74
    >
    >
    > If you have any questions about this email or our Acceptable Use Policy,
    > please contact Customer Support on 1300 363 605 or abuse@dodo.com.au.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Dodo Network Abuse Team
    > -------------------
    > Phone: 1300 363 605
    > E-mail: abuse@dodo.com.au
    > Web:
    >

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    I am with TPG as well, I have gotten few of them before, I rang TPG and spoke to them about it, they told me that they have to send it to me, but really there is nothing I should worry about, as they can't do anything about it, imagine they send a law suit against you from the states for downloading a torrent.
    Just ignore it mate, it's just a thing to scare you off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgoldbe1 View Post
    Seriously, why do the TV networks get so upset about downloading free to air TV shows...??
    Why? Maybe it's beacause the TV networks buy the rights to broadcast the show and due to the popularity of that show sell ad space for a higher rate making a return on their investment. It's the only reason shows are made. Everything you see on TV or hear on the radio is just a medium for advertisers to reach the masses.

    However, I do agree that the time it takes to air in this country is a joke. With the technology we have today, they should be streaming live from the US or UK or where ever it is the show originated. If the shows were streamed internationally then we'd record it to our PVR's eliminating the need to download it from the net.

    Downloading TV shows and movies from the internet has become socially acceptable in the same way recording your favorite TV show or movie to VHS was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkhannah View Post
    I remember when the tv stations opened each morning in Perth with a 5 minute spiel about being carted away to prison if you set your video to record Bluey or whatever was on late.
    .....
    Bluey?....hahahaha....the fat cop who ran crims down in the cross....Lucky Grills couldn't run down a pizza....he put a few down though...jeez...thats a while ago.

    Anyone besides me remember radio and TV licences? You used to have to have one. They ran ads on the tv every day
    reminding you that there could be a knock at the door anytime. Frank Thring was in one of them.

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