I received 13 notices of copyright infringement
today from Copyright
Enforcement Group (CEG) with each one saying more or less the same thing except for 13 different files.
Dear Charter Internet Customer:
Charter Communications ("Charter") has been notified by a copyright owner, or its authorized agent, that your Internet account may have been involved in the exchange of unauthorized copies of copyrighted material (e.g., music
, movies, or software). We are attaching a copy of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA
) notice that Charter received from the copyright holder which includes the specific allegation.
Under the DMCA, copyright owners have the right to notify Charter’s registered agent if they believe that a Charter customer has infringed on their work(s). When Charter receives a complaint notice from a copyright owner, Charter will notify the identified customer of the alleged infringement by providing them a copy of the submitted DMCA notice. As required by law, Charter may determine that the customer is a repeat copyright infringer and reserves the right to suspend or terminate the accounts of repeat copyright infringers.
Please be aware that Charter is not responsible for the content of the attached DMCA notice. Charter is not affiliated with the copyright holder or its agent and Charter is only forwarding the same notice we received. Any settlement or other offers contained in the attached notice come directly from the copyright holder or its agent, not from Charter. Charter does not recommend and cannot advise you on whether to accept any offers contained in the notice; you should consult with your own legal advisors before acting. Please note that if you contact the sender directly, they will have your contact information and may contact you directly with requests, offers or demands. Charter has not disclosed your name or contact information to the copyright owner or its agent as a result of this notice.
It is possible that this activity has occurred without your permission or knowledge by an unauthorized user, a minor who may not fully understand the copyright laws, or even as a result of a computer virus. However, as the named subscriber on the account, you may be held responsible for any misuse of your account. Please be aware that using Charter’s service to engage in any form of copyright infringement is expressly prohibited by Charter's Acceptable Use Policy and that repeat copyright infringement, or violations of any other Charter policy, may result in the suspension or termination of your service. You may view Charter's rules and policies, including Charter’s Acceptable Use Policy, at http://www.charter.com/aup .
We ask that you take immediate action to stop the exchange of any infringing material. For additional information regarding copyright infringement and for a list of frequently asked questions, please visit http://www.charter.com/dmca .
If you have questions about this notice, you may contact us at 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX. Representatives will be available to take your call Monday through Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 5pm (CST).
Charter Communications Security Resolution Team
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***NOTE TO CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: PLEASE FORWARD THIS ENTIRE NOTICE TO ACCOUNT HOLDER OF IP ADDRESS 22.214.171.124 at 2014-02-15 03:58:38 North American Eastern Time***
February 15, 2014
Re: Notice of Unauthorized Use of Copyrights Owned by Manwin Content RK Limited DBA Reality Kings Case #: P57966468
Work Title: Bangin Body - Jada Stevens (MonsterCurves 2010-11-27)
Copyright Owner: Manwin Content RK Limited DBA Reality Kings
Unauthorized File Name: [MonsterCurves] Jada Stevens - Bangin Body.mp4
Unauthorized Hash: a4ccdf8c1f0c048f0d44884f60df369e31ae42ee
Unauthorized File Size: XXXXXXXXX bytes
Unauthorized Protocol: BitTorrent
Timestamp: 2014-02-15 03:58:38 North American Eastern Time
Unauthorized IP Address: xx.xxx.xx.xxx
Unauthorized Port: 19787
The following files were included in the unauthorized copying and/or distribution:
File 1: [MonsterCurves] Jada Stevens - Bangin Body.mp4
Direct Settlement Link: https://www.copyrightsettlements.com/?u=P57966468&p=p6255
Settlement Website: https://www.copyrightsettlements.com/
Case #: P57966468
If you fail to respond or settle within the prescribed time period, the above matter may be referred to attorneys representing the Work's owner for legal action.
To settle all 13, they want $3250. I can't afford to pay that and I don't think I could afford a lawyer either, please advise what is the best course of action.