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Topic # 31141 6-Mar-2009 09:40
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I'm interested in seeing copies of Xnet infringement notices.  I'm not interested in personally identifiable information, more on how (and what) was detected.

No, this is not going to be used to make it easier for people to hide.

If you could PM me with the details, that would be great.

I'm specifically interested in the fields at the bottom of the notice.

UserName:
Number_Files: 1
Deja_Vu: No
Content:
Item:
Title: #############
FileName: #############
FileSize: #############
URL: ################




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  Reply # 201432 16-Mar-2009 15:29
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Not from Xnet, but this is what an infringment notice looks like when recieved.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

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%20182%2D75317316%20ESA%20Foreign%20Notice

 

10 Jan 2009 11:48:47 GMT

 

ISP: ISP NAME (ISP)

ESA Reference Number: 123-12345678

IP Address: 123.123.123.123

Date of Infringement: 10 Jan 2009 11:57:51 GMT

 

Dear ISP NAME (ISP):

 

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is a U.S. 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 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 herein.

 

ESA is providing this letter of notification to make ISP NAME (ISP) aware ISP NAME (ISP) to infringe the exclusive copyright and other rights of one or more ESA members.   This notice is addressed to you as the agent designated by ISP NAME (ISP) to receive notifications of claimed infringement.

 

Through the Berne Convention and other international treaties covering intellectual property rights, ESA believes that its members' rights in such entertainment software products are entitled to the full protection of the intellectual property law as well as other relevant laws of your country.

 

Based on the information at its disposal on 10 Jan 2009 11:57:51 GMT, ESA has a good faith belief that the subscriber using the IP address 123.123.123.123 is infringing the copyright rights of one or more ESA members by copying and distributing unauthorized copies of game products (through peer-to-peer or similar software/services), in violation of applicable copyright laws, through internet access that ISP NAME (ISP) provides directly to the 123.123.123.123 or through a downstream provider that purchases this access for 123.123.123.123.  The copyrighted works that have been infringed include but are not limited to:

 

Title: SimCity Societies

Notice ID: 12345678

Infringement Source: BitTorrent

Infringement Timestamp: 10 Jan 2009 11:57:51 GMT Infringement Last Documented: 10 Jan 2009 11:57:51 GMT Infringer Username:

Infringing Filename: Simcity Societies Deluxe [English][PCDVD][WwW.GamesTorrents.CoM]

Infringing Filesize: 2823973703

Infringer IP Address: 123.123.123.123

Infringer DNS Name:

Infringer Port ID: 11508

Infringer URL: http://tk.comicat.com:80/announce

 

 

The unauthorized copies of game product 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."

 

Given this infringing activity by 123.123.123.123, the ESA urges ISP NAME (ISP) to cooperate with its efforts to protect the intellectual property rights of its members companies and 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.  ISP NAME (ISP) 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

 


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  Reply # 201456 16-Mar-2009 17:31
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Do Xnet do infringement notices?

I heard that they don't, they just send you an email telling you that you'll be cut off soon, then cut you off :S




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  Reply # 201483 16-Mar-2009 19:56
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jpollock: I'm not interested in personally identifiable information, more on how (and what) was detected.


Due to the way torrenting works, the record labels would download a torrent to see if it did contain copyright material.  If it did, they could easily seed (share) the file and setup tracking so anyone connecting to them would have their IP logged.

Once you've done this, it's very easy to track an IP address back to an ISP, and to send them a infringement notice.

Read it straight from the horses mouth here (point 9).



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  Reply # 201539 17-Mar-2009 07:25
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I'm interested in the types of files, agencies, trackers, etc.

From what I understand, the complaining agencies connect to public trackers and pull down the IP addresses.  They don't connect to the client machine, since they frequently cannot (behind NAT), or the agency's IP address has been filtered.  I don't think that seeding a torrent would give them enough IPs to make it worthwhile.





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  Reply # 201575 17-Mar-2009 10:18
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jpollock: From what I understand, the complaining agencies connect to public trackers and pull down the IP addresses.  They don't connect to the client machine, since they frequently cannot (behind NAT), or the agency's IP address has been filtered.  I don't think that seeding a torrent would give them enough IPs to make it worthwhile.


Exactly.  I don't really see a need for connecting directly to someone's computer, the legal implications are probably huge, and if you have an originating IP address, you don't really need much more info.

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