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Re: Need help with MPAA threats

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Nicky van Etten wrote:
> The MPAA still has to prove you realy have the content which they
> claim you downloaded stored on your computer or any other storage
> device afaik.
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Matthew McCabe
> <mateo07@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:mateo07@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     Hello-
>     Time Warner shut off my connection again last night due to a
>     complaint from the MPAA.  They claim that I downloaded 2 movies
>     and 1 TV show.  This traffic, in fact, must have come through my
>     Tor exit node.
>     I explained to the customer service agent that I am running a
>     Tor exit node and that the traffic must have come through the
>     Tor network.  He said that because this is the 3rd complaint,
>     the MPAA may take me to court and sue me for $100,000 per
>     violation.  He also claimed that "others in similar situations"
>     have lost in court...whatever that means.
>     Here is where I need your help.  First, is there a good way to
>     filter out torrents in my exit policy?
>     Second, have any exit node operators in the US had similar
>     complaints from the MPAA?  If so, how did you handle the complaints?
>     Lastly, has anyone in the US gone to court as a result of using
>     Tor?  If so, do you have a reference for a good lawyer?  At this
>     point, I want to continue running a Tor exit node but also want
>     to investigate my legal options if the MPAA takes me to court.
>     Thank you for your help!
>     -Matt
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