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So I just got a new Google TV (GTV) and was checking out all of the apps for it and what they can do, I downloaded one named "Mitty" which (apparently) uses Bittorrent as it's backend, searched for the first movie that came to mind at the moment, which was the new Batman movie: The Dark Knight Rises, thought I'd grab it to see how the app worked as I figured the movie itself would look like ish seeing that it's not the real thing, and what do I get in my email box the next morning?

BOOM! (I X'd out the personal parts)

Comcast | Xfinity | Comcast Customer Security Assurance csa-noreply@comcast.net wrote:

Notice of Action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Abuse Incident Number: XXXXX
Report Date/Time: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 XXXXX

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:

Title: The Dark Knight Rises
Timestamp: 2012-08-24T XXXXX
IP Address: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Port: 53810
Type: BitTorrent
Torrent Hash: 3855a2b58a5d375e1d9d6a6568c8144038db3db6
Filename: The Dark Knight Rises 2012 720p TS NEW SOURCE XViD AC3 - MATiNE
Filename: The Dark Knight Rises 2012 720p TS NEW SOURCE XViD AC3 - MATiNE
Filesize: 3824 MB

So the big question is, when I pay over $200 a month to Comcast for their services, are they really willing to remove me as their customer because I downloaded a ~$10 movie (if I had paid for a movie ticket)? That's a whole lot of lost revenue on Comcast's part!

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 No they wont. I am sure if you keep getting caught then possible. When I was starting my tech career I worked for a WISP or wireless isp. The rule we had was 3 times and your out. This rule was a soft rule and I never saw it inforced. This was 15 years ago so keep that in mind. It may have changed but I highly doubt it. I have a friend actually an old manager who has received 8. 

Play it safe google torrent VPN and you can pay or there are some sites that will give you a pptp VPN for free, even better is ipsec. The more packet encapsulation you can do the better. 

Then look up torrent proxies, those help as well. I dont use torrents to much. I use usenet but I pay for the access to the servers. Along with SSL and a VPN. However nothing is fool proof. It is just how much money the ISP wants to invest in your theft of a movie.
If I where to worry I wouldn't worry about the ISP but maybe big brother would probably act faster. 

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