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The following is a copy of a copyright violation complaint notice received from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Particular Internet addresses specified in the complaint have been replaced by x’s.

 


MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
15503 VENTURA BOULEVARD
ENCINO, CALIFORNIA 91436

UNITED STATES
Anti-Piracy Operations
PHONE: (818) 728 – 8127
Email: MPAA@copyright.org

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Via Fax/Email

RE: Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Motion Pictures
Site/URL: dcc://sW-xDCC02(Newnet)@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/
[with IP address(es): xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]
Reference#: xxxxxxx

Date of Infringement: 5/29/2003 3:05:11 PM GMT

Dear dmca@mbc.edu:

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) represents the following motion picture production and distribution companies:

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
TriStar Pictures, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
United Artists Pictures, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
Universal City Studios, LLLP
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

We have received information that you are providing Internet access to and possibly hosting the internet site;

dcc://sW-xDCC02(Newnet)@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/

which is offering downloads of copyrighted motion picture(s) including such title(s) as:

The Matrix Reloaded

The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted motion pictures constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3). This conduct may also violate the laws of other countries, international law, and/or treaty obligations.

We request that you immediately do the following:

1) Disable access to this site;
2) Remove this site from your server; and
3) Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.

By copy of this letter, the owner of the above referenced Internet site and/or email account is hereby directed to cease and desist from the conduct complained of herein.

On behalf of the respective owners of the exclusive rights to the copyrighted material at issue in this notice, we hereby state, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 512, that the information in this notification is accurate and that we have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owners, their respective agents, or the law.

Also pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, that we are authorized to act on behalf of the owners of the exclusive rights being infringed as set forth in this notification.

Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this email should you have any questions. Kindly include the above noted Reference # in the subject line of all email correspondence.

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is requested.

Respectfully,

Thomas Temple
Director
Worldwide Internet Enforcement

URL: dcc://sW-xDCC02(Newnet)@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/
Date: 2003-05-29 15:05:11 GMT
Host: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
User: sW-xDCC02
Channel: #GAMERZ-WAREZ
Network: Newnet

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