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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:
> 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!
> Ciphered/Signed email preferred!
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