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[Fwd: ESA Foreign Notice (fwd)]
i am the operator of a tor server located in austria:
today my isp forwarded a copyright compliance from the 'Entertainment
Software Association' (ESA). the claim is attached below. the ESA refers
to the 'Berne Convention and other international treaties covering
intellectual property rights'.
has anyone experience with such copyright compliance?
i found a response letter refering to US law:
is there a similar letter available wich is suitable for
On Sun, 27 Apr 2008, esa-no-reply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Entertainment Software Association
> 575 7th Street, NW, Suite 300
> Washington, DC 20004 USA
> Attention: Intellectual Property Enforcement
> Telephone: 202-223-2400
> 24 Apr 2008 10:15:52 GMT
> ISP: [ISP]
> ESA Reference Number: [snipped]
> IP Address: [IP]
> Date of Infringement: 24 Apr 2008 09:12:35 GMT
> Dear [ISP]:
> The Entertainment Software Association (âýýESAâýý) is a U.S. trade association that represents the intellectual property interests of numerous companies that publish interactive games for video game consoles, personal computers, handheld devices and the Internet in the United States and in other countries (collectively referred to as âýýESA membersâýý). ESA is authorized to act on behalf of ESA members whose copyright and other intellectual property rights it believes to be infringed as described herein.
> ESA is providing this letter of notification to make [ISP] aware that the IP Address identified below is using the services and systems of [ISP] to infringe the exclusive copyright and other rights of one or more ESA members. This notice is addressed to you as the agent designated by [ISP] to receive notifications of claimed infringement.
> Through the Berne Convention and other international treaties covering intellectual property rights, ESA believes that its membersâýý rights in such entertainment software products are entitled to the full protection of the intellectual property law as well as other relevant laws of your country.
> Based on the information at its disposal on 24 Apr 2008 09:12:35 GMT, ESA has a good faith belief that the subscriber using the IP address [IP] is infringing the copyright rights of one or more ESA members by copying and distributing unauthorized copies of game products (through peer-to-peer or similar software/services), in violation of applicable copyright laws, through internet access that [ISP] provides directly to the [IP] or through a downstream provider that purchases this access for [IP]. The copyrighted works that have been infringed include but are not limited to:
> Title: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
> Infringement Source: BitTorrent
> Infringement Timestamp: 24 Apr 2008 09:12:35 GMT
> Infringement Last Documented: 24 Apr 2008 09:12:35 GMT
> Infringer Username:
> Infringing Filename: Enemy.Territory.Quake.Wars-RELOADED
> Infringing Filesize: 5376724508
> Infringer IP Address: [IP]
> Infringer DNS Name: [DNS]
> Infringing URL: http://tv.tracker.prq.to/announce
> The unauthorized copies of game product are listed and/or identified thereon by their titles or variations thereof, game-related listings/references/descriptions, or depictions of game-related artwork. Such copies, titles, game-related listings/references/descriptions, depictions, and material that is the subject of infringing activities are hereinafter referred to as "Infringing Material.âýý
> Given this infringing activity by [IP], the ESA urges [ISP] to cooperate with its efforts to protect the intellectual property rights of its members companies and immediately do the following:
> 1. Notify the account holder of the Infringing Material.
> 2. Remove, or disable access to, the Infringing Material detailed above.
> 3. Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms
> of Service Agreement, including termination of a repeat offender.
> Please inform us whether you will remove or disable access to the Infringing Material as requested. [ISP] or the account holder may contact ESA at the above-listed contact details, with email preferred. Please include the above-noted Reference Number in the subject line of all email correspondence.
> Thank you for your cooperation and prompt response in this matter.
> Intellectual Property Enforcement
> Entertainment Software Association
> ---Start ACNS XML
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
> <Infringement xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://mpto.unistudios.com/xml/Infringement_schema.xsd">
> <Entity>Entertainment Software Association</Entity>
> <Contact>Anti-Piracy Enforcement, Intellectual Property Enforcement Manager</Contact>
> <Address>575 7th Street, NW Suite 300, Washington, D. C. 20004 United States of America</Address>
> <Phone>1(202) 223-2400,1(202) 223-2401</Phone>
> <Title>Enemy Territory: Quake Wars</Title>
> ---End ACNS XML