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Re: Need help with MPAA threats

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 09:34:05AM -0600, mateo07@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.1K bytes in 26 lines about:
> 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.

Outside of the MPAA problem, read your Terms of Service.  If you can run
a proxy server, then the MPAA is your only problem here.  If you can't
run servers on your connection, then Time Warner will bring up the fact
you violated the ToS. 
> 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.

We have a fine FAQ with a template you can use for a response.
https://www.torproject.org/eff/tor-dmca-response.html  From experience,
the support people you talk to only have a script to follow, they won't
care if you actually did invent the Internet.  

> Second, have any exit node operators in the US had similar complaints  
> from the MPAA?  If so, how did you handle the complaints?

I've received many DMCA takedown notices.  In every case, I sent them a
letter based on the template linked above.