posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:38 AM
"The “Alert” you received is meant to inform you that your Internet account may have been used to engage in copyright infringement. We want you
to know about the importance of respecting copyright and the potential consequences of inadvertent or purposeful sharing of movies, music and TV shows
through peer-to-peer networks. To avoid receiving future Alerts, here are some steps you can take:
If you have been downloading or sharing content illegally please stop doing so immediately.
Make sure that everyone who uses your internet connection knows that you received this alert and advise them to use only legal sources for music, TV
shows and movies.
Secure your home wireless network so that only people you authorize are able to use it. Learn more here."
How is this any different from getting a letter from the ISP?
What are these letters? Copyright warning letters are an automated process. This has been going on since about 2003 and so far, nothing bad has
happened to anyone as a result of these letters. Content owners hire anti-piracy companies who will harvest and collect ips which they believe are
infringing. Once they have the ip, they send out copyright letters to the isp that hosts the ip in question. Some ISPs simply ignore these letters,
while others faithfully forward the emails to the customer's account associated with the infringing IP-address. Many ISPs don't keep records of
We are in a crisis where companies are going bankrupt, they will not F-UP the chance of a customer bailing on the ISP. This Copyright Alert System is
nothing different and you posting this is making it more sensationalized than it needs to be.
Also, not to mention the fact that there is strong IP hiders on the market. So, they will never stop everyone.
I think basically, this is just a warning that someone may be using your internet to do things illegally. There is already programs out there like
that as well. Nothing new here.