Thank you for that clarification. The Notice probably looks something like this:
At this moment there is nothing that you need do. If you have downloaded copyrighted content off the internet in the past you want to stop doing that right away. Under the Copy Right Laws you could face stiff penalties if the Copyright Owner (HBO) decided to pursue you. Some copyright holders do bring actions against illegal down loaders, but usually they reserve that for individuals who engage in significant volumes of downloading.
With modern tech your IP address can be tracked easily, and under newer laws the internet provider is obligated to inform you when they have received an inquiry from a copyright owner who is claiming evidence of illegal downloads.
An illegal download occurs when you go to a third part "torrent" site.
In MOST instances if you stop making illegal downloads the Notice you received will be the end of the inquiry.
If you did not illegally download anything you can respond in writing to HBO and your Internet provider telling them that. But make sure that no one who has access to your internet connection has made such a download as well.
If you get a "Demand" letter asking you to make some payment or a letter indicating that you are being investigated or sued, then you will want to see an attorney. At this point however, there is really nothing that you need to do, or should do, other than stop downloading copyrighted content.
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