Copyrighted Material and P2P Piracy

Mar 31, 2010 has already received more than 70 copyright violation notifications pertaining to our users this year.

The illegal uploading, downloading, copying and/or distribution of copyrighted works are serious offenses that carry with them the risk of substantial monetary damages and, in some cases, criminal prosecution. Copyright infringement also violates the Rules & Regulations and could lead to suspension of your Internet account.

Sometimes illegal copying and distribution of copyrighted content such as movies, music, television shows and software is accomplished using “peer-to-peer” (P2P) software.

The infringement notices we receive are usually the result of a customer having been identified by a 3rd party copyright protection agency as engaged in an illegal transfer of these movies, etc. The notice informs us of details such as the IP, the date, time, as well as the content being transferred and which P2P network it was located on. This information can then be compared to our records and used to identify the customer account in question.

Though we do not actively monitor the details of customer communications without expressed permission or subpoena, using our Internet service for illegal activity and pirated material is not permitted.

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