Illegal downloading of Copyrighted Material
14 October 2013 at 04:01
Due to the high number of Abuse notices sent us with regard to the illegal downloading of copyrighted material it is quite possible we will soon be forced by authorities to disclose the identity of the offending customers or face prosecution ourselves. At this stage no such enforcement notice has been served, however we, and I am sure our customers, do not want this situation to occur in the future. We will be sending an email to all customers in the next few days asking them not to continue such activity.
The method of dowloading using torrents and PC software such as Utorrent, bittorrent etc is totally detectable by the authorities and must not be used on the Compusurf Network for the purpose of downloading copyrighted material where the author has not given permission. Any such activity is a breach of our service agreement. Compusurf SL will not be liable for any such breach of the law. The end user ( the customer) will be wholey resposible as a breach of our service agreement has occuured. Please be aware if Compusurf are ever ordered by the courts to reveal the identity of the offending user we will have no choice but to comply, We do not want things to get to that stage so in the interests of our users privacy and protection will be taking the following action
As from the 1st of November we will start to reduce the ability of torrents to work on the Compusurf Network. Other providers have allready started to simply blocked them, However as there are perfectly legal uses of torrents for downloading updates, copyright free material etc we feel this is unfair. So if you wish to continue using torrents for legal purposes then we will ask you to sign a simple dislaimer that states you will not knowingly use torrents for any illegal activity and relieve Compusurf SL of any liabilty.
Below is a sample abuse notification, we recieve many every day.
Notice ID: 22-96481295Notice Date: 10 Aug 2013 16:57:52 GMT
Performance Systems International
Dear Sir or Madam:
IIrdeto USA, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Irdeto”) swears under penalty of perjury that Paramount Pictures Corporation (“Paramount”) has authorized Irdeto to act as its non-exclusive agent for copyright infringement notification. Irdeto’s search of the protocol listed below has detected infringements of Paramount’s copyright interests on your IP addresses as detailed in the below report.
Irdeto has reasonable good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of in the below report is not authorized by Paramount, its agents, or the law. The information provided herein is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Therefore, this letter is an official notification to effect removal of the detected infringement listed in the below report. The below documentation specifies the exact location of the infringement.
We hereby request that you immediately remove or block access to the infringing material, as specified in the copyright laws, and insure the user refrains from using or sharing with others unauthorized Paramount’s materials in the future (see, 17 U.S.C. 512).Further, we believe that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to stop this infringing activity and inform us of the results of your actions. We appreciate your efforts toward this common goal.
Please send us a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter, making sure to reference the Notice ID number above in your response.
Nothing in this letter shall serve as a waiver of any rights or remedies of Paramount with respect to the alleged infringement, all of which are expressly reserved. Should you need to contact me, I may be reached at the below address.