Saturday, February 4, 2012

They Know You Look at Porn!


Well, so much for the good ol’ days of unfettered stealing on the internet, since they started patrolling the torrents. I received this little gem in my e-mail box that I had forgotten I even had since everything is done through Gmail, AOL or Yahoo mail now a days.
Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Subscriber:
Comcast has received a notification by a copyright owner, or its authorized agent, reporting an alleged infringement of one or more copyrighted works made on or over Comcast's High-Speed Internet service (the 'Service').  The copyright owner has identified the Internet Protocol ('IP') address associated with your Service account at the time as the source of the infringing works.  The works identified by the copyright owner in its notification are listed below.  Comcast reminds you that use of the Service (or any part of the Service) in any manner that constitutes an infringement of any copyrighted work is a violation of Comcast's Acceptable Use Policy and may result in the suspension or termination of your Service account.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, you may direct them to Comcast in writing by sending a letter or e-mail to:
Comcast Customer Security Assurance
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
1800 Bishops Gate Blvd., 3rd Floor East Wing
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 U.S.A.
Phone: (888) 565-4329
Fax: (856) 324-2940
For more information regarding Comcast's copyright infringement policy, procedures, and contact information, please read our Acceptable Use Policy by clicking on the Terms of Service link at http://www.comcast.net.
Sincerely,
Comcast Customer Security Assurance
Copyright work(s) identified in the notification of claimed infringement:
Evidence:
Infringement Title: Horribly Filthy Porn Movie Involving Midgets, Animals, the Transgendered and Russian Grandmothers
Infringement File Name: You are a Sick Fucker.torrent
Infringement Hash: 0593fcc95de0a6e7eacbc6be57b4e0e8e45140e4
Infringement File Size: 241626272 bytes
Infringement Protocol: BitTorrent
Infringement Timestamp: 2012-01-28 20:41:01 North American Eastern Time
Infringers IP Address: 00.00.000.00
Infringers Port: 10955
The following files were included in the download:
File 1: You sick fucker.avi
Now If you think about it the way I did when I received the warning, the first thing that went through my mind was “Oh thank God I didn’t have to admit to the ‘other’ really really sick file I downloaded last week” but the fact of the matter is that the party is probably over kids. We can all cry about SOPA and PIPA and any other sort of nanny state bill that is being thrown out there, but the fact of the matter is that people are out there stealing copyrighted material. This is probably a better way of dealing with it rather than giving a government agency the right to turn you off just because they have a beetle that crawled in their ass. In a way I am rather proud of whatever company is monitoring the torrents and used Comcast to shame me into uninstalling Bit Torrent for a week or so. Ok maybe a few days anyway.