So I was online looking for “The Daily Show” online. I know I can just watch it on comedy central’s website, but I was also curious how many people were downloading torrents of it. Sure enough there are some people. Normally just using ThePirateBay they didn’t have to many. So i did a more broad search and noticed that there were some at Torrent Reactor with a Lot of seeders. That seemed a little odd. Even more odd I saw a torrent for the current day’s Daily Show episode that hasn’t aired yet. I knew it was a trap but I was just to curious as to see what came with the file.
Sure enough the next day I got the following email below from my ISP got from the tracking company. Lesson learned, if a video looks odd, don’t download it even if you’re curious what is contained within the file and stick to good places like vertor and the pirate bay.
Dear Sir or Madam:
BayTSP, Inc. ("BayTSP") swears under penalty of perjury that it is authorized to act on behalf of Viacom International Inc., Atom Entertainment, Inc., Black Entertainment Television LLC, Comedy Partners, Country Music Television, Inc., Network Enterprises Inc., 51 Minds Entertainment, LLC, and Mindring Productions, LLC (collectively, the Rights Owners), one of which is the owner of exclusive rights alleged to be infringed herein. BayTSP's search of the protocol listed below has detected infringements of exclusive copyright or trademark interests on your IP addresses as detailed in the below report.
BayTSP has a reasonable good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of in the below report is not authorized by the Rights Owners, their 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 and ensure the user refrains from using or sharing with others the Rights Owner's materials in the future.
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 respond indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter. The provided link has been assigned to this matter. http://webreply.baytsp.com/webreply/webreply.jsp?customerid=337&commhash=64ae75fb9e55ff932d95db1b6d697d1d
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In complying with this notice, Cox Communications Inc. should not destroy or spoliate any evidence which may be relevant in a lawsuit relating to the infringement alleged herein, including the infringing files and all associated electronic documents and data relating to their presence on Cox Communications Inc.'s IP addresses, which shall be preserved while disabling public access, irrespective of any document retention or corporate policy to the contrary.
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Notice ID: 337-4189906
Initial Infringement Timestamp: 17 Aug 2010 02:45:53 GMT
Recent Infringement Timestamp: 17 Aug 2010 02:45:53 GMT
Infringers IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Infringed Work: Comedy Central- The Daily Show
Infringing File Name: The.Daily.Show.2010.06.16.Louis.C.K.HDTV.XviD-FQM.[VTV].avi
Infringing File Size: 183730744
Bay ID: 2fabba6762b392f5db2db72b4846d0af8faa7a3c|183730744
Port ID: 8500
Infringer's DNS Name: ip72-220-113-76.sd.sd.cox.net
Infringer's User Name:
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<Address>P.O. Box 1314, Los Gatos, California 95031 </Address>
<Phone>(408) 341-2300,(408) 341-2399</Phone>
<Entity>Cox Communications Inc.</Entity>
<Title>Comedy Central- The Daily Show</Title>
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