Copyright Strike (ISP/Comcast)

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  1. pokemoner2500
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    So today (or yesterday) I got a copyright notice from Comcast saying they detected me downloading copyrighted content. Now in the 3-4 years of downloading stuff (music movies etc) I have never seen this and at first thought it was a scam. I looked into it more confirming it was real and wondering if anyone else has seen this and what should I do (if I need to) What the notice looked like is below.

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    EDIT: Since I didn't mention it the last things I've downloaded were Attack On Titan (but I left it on 5% as I realized I could stream it, Scream TV Show (e7) and Big Hero 6 (but that was a few days before the strike and I had previously downloaded it with no issue)
     
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    I guess I would ask how they would know you were downloading something illegally? The first tip off might be large filesizes and a big drain on your local ISP. Second might be them looking at what site you are getting your stuff from... but there are big files that are completely legal to torrent... I am curious.
     
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    I hear what they do is they spy on popular torrents by checking the peers who are connected.
    So one surefire way to avoid this would be to use a VPN to torrent, but that tends to be slow.
    I don't think you need to do anything for now, but if it keeps happening they might fine you, slow down your internet connection or some other bullshit like that. I'm glad this shit doesn't happen where I live :P
     
  4. Joe88

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    You dont need to do anything, just stop pirating movies and music off of torrent, invest in an vpn
    This is your first strike so 2 more and your internet will be downgraded to sub 56k
     
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    Yeah like they say invest in a good vpn. I mean I really need to if I had the money but its really worth it
     
  6. pokemoner2500
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    I doubt I'm aloud to say where I get files but I've downloaded 50+ gig files with no issue. I'm surprised I got this now after all these years.
     
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    That's why I am curious why now and how?
     
  8. RustInPeace

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    I'm 4 strikes in, but I download illegally all the time. Interestingly enough, some of the strikes were for Tom Cruise movies. Jack Reacher and Oblivion, also Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters, The Hobbit 3 and Water Diviner. Yet I've gotten away with downloading 50 Shades of Grey and some other mainstream films. I've been downloading more non-mainstream, b-movie trash though lately. My ISP is Verizon by the way. For the most part, I just ignore it, I don't think I'll reach the maximum of 6 strikes.
     
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    All it takes is one time for the aholes to bitch and it happened to be now. It's truly awesome they spend the money in this witch hunt instead of improving service to the customers or volunteering to help the community
     
  10. pokemoner2500
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    I've downloaded a few of those you mentioned and that was a while ago.
     
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    I've dont do much more now that Hulu and other sites make it easy to get my tv and movies. PS+ and PSN makes it easy to buy games at competive prices. I only download some 3DS roms, but now the biggest offender I do are Audio books. I have always wondered if my ISP is too slow or just doesn't care what I do lol
     
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    Same here I do audio files (mainly indie rap and old skool rap, books (mainly theology), roms(newest is DC) and occasionally a movie and never have had an issue
     
  13. WiiCube_2013

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    Eesh, US internet companies sure are rigid when it comes to downloading content but thankfully in UK/Portugal/Spain I've never come across this issue. The jerks have blocked some of the torrent websites but whatever, just bypass the fuckers and no big deal.
     
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    Issue is the RIAA and MPAA fuck it up by spending tons on lobbying so they get what they want
     
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    Easy! Show support by purchasing the music and films. :) I've been pretty paranoid on the internet since a Child Pornography incident involving someone I went to High School with. I know that's on a completely different level, but even before then, I feel like I'm watched anyway. Even though I've never done anything illegal online in the first place, that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to value my privacy. I even research ways to back up my own games and bios to use with emulators because of copyright stuff like this. Though I heard that Comcast is a bitch when it comes to this stuff.
     
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    But the ESA is trying to make even that illegal which sucks
     
  17. DrCrygor07

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    I live in Italy so no problem LOL
    Just kidding
     
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    ...why spending money for a VPN while for the same price you can listen an infinite number of music on Spotify or buy countless albums on sites like MP3Caprice? Oh right, le evil multinational companies.
     
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    If I remember you get three strikes then they report you, if your paranoid stop torrenting or get a VPN.
     
  20. Selim873

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    That's terrible. I mean, my parents have been really on and off with different ISP's, starting with AOL Dial-Up, Time Warner Cable for a while, then Verizon DSL, back to Time Warner again. They downgraded and I got my own ISP in the same house, so my parents use TWC 3down/1up while my brother and I use Frontier DSL 20down/2up, and I have the ability to move my connection when I buy a house in a few years. I know my brother has torrented music before, I don't know how often though. Never got any copyright notices. Though I try to warn him about it while he uses my Frontier connection. I don't need to get my ass ate up because it's under my name and I'm paying for it if something were to happen.