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Bowling for DCMA

For your Friday amusement (thanks Eric).

NOTE: content altered to protect the innocent and to correct formatting issues.
(Forwarded message)
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 10:35:48 -0400 (EDT)
Reply-To: stopit@MIT.EDU
To: namewithheld@MIT.EDU
Cc: namewithheld@MIT.EDU, stopit@MIT.EDU
Subject: Response Mandatory: Case ID 2427373 - Notice of Claimed

To: (name withheld)
Cc: (name withheld) Network Contacts

MIT Stopit has received the complaint included below about the
computer using

MITnet address: 18.xx.xx.xx
Hostname: ----.MIT.EDU
MAC address: withheld

This appears to be registered to you. This complaint is from Motion
Picture Association of America, an agent for the copyright owners.

Unauthorized sharing of files of any kind violates MIT Policy and the
MITnet Rules of Use. It is also illegal, and can lead to legal action
against you by the copyright owners.

To avoid further sanctions, you must remove ALL unauthorized files
from your computer immediately. Please let us know when you have done
so so that we can inform the complainant that we've resolved the

Additional notices involving you or your computers may result in the
sanctions we describe at

** If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, we are required by law to
remove your access to MIT's network until this matter is resolved.
Since this address is within a living group, our only option is to
disable network for your entire house.

Thanks for your prompt attention to this matter. If you have any
questions, please let us know!

(name withheld)
MIT Information Services & Technology

(Forwarded transaction)

Subject: Case ID 2427373 - Notice of Claimed Infringement
To: name withheld
From: MPA/A
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 20:20:10 -0400


Anti-Piracy Operations
PHONE: (818) 728 - 8127

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Name: (name withheld)
ISP: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Via Fax/Email

RE: Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Motion Pictures
Reference#: 2427373 (M)
IP Address:
Date of Infringement: 29 Apr 2004 03:14:5 EDT (GMT -0400)

Dear (Name Withheld):

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) represents the following
motion picture production and distribution companies:

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
TriStar Pictures, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
United Artists Pictures, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
Universal City Studios, LLLP
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

We have received information that, at the above noted date and time, the IP address was used to offer or to materially contribute to the offering of downloadable or streaming copies of copyrighted motion pictures. The title(s) offered included:


Specifically, we have identified the following material as infringing:

Infringement Detail:
Filepath: Bowling for Columbine.torrent/
Filename: Bowling for Columbine.avi
First Found: 29 Apr 2004 03:14:5 EDT (GMT -0400)
Last Found: 29 Apr 2004 03:14:5 EDT (GMT -0400)
Filesize: 642,430k
IP Address:
IP Port: 6883
Network: BTPeers
Protocol: BitTorrent

We believe this information should prove sufficient for you to locate the material complained about herein; however, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or clarification requests you may have.

The unauthorized distribution or public performance of copyrighted motion pictures constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3)-(4). This conduct may also violate the laws of other countries, international law, and/or treaty obligations.

As the owner of this IP address, we request that you immediately do the following:

1. Remove or disable access to the material identified above, and
2. Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.

On behalf of the respective owners of the exclusive rights to the copyrighted material at issue in this notice, we hereby state, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 512, that the information in this notification is accurate and that we have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owners, their respective agents, or the law.

Also pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, that we are authorized to act on behalf of the owners of the exclusive rights being infringed as set forth in this notification.

Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this email should you have any questions. Kindly include the above noted Reference # in the subject line of all email correspondence.

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is requested.


generics Temple
Worldwide Internet Enforcement

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