italics inside are mine, for the folks that don’t want to read the whole thing.

oh! here’s the kazaa pirate letter Riker got! Yikes! from here on, it’s a big quote.

Subject: SAMPLE, JOHN Q. – Policy Violation [kd]
[TICKET_ID: 123456] {RPTR}:W:
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 09:49:54 -0600 (MDT)

Please read this entire message, review the required action(s) below, and send a prompt reply message to acknowledge receipt of this email.

From: AT&T Broadband Abuse Department []

AT&T Broadband has been made aware that you have violated the AT&T Broadband Service Agreement and/or Acceptable Usage Policy. These policies can be found at Failure to comply with these policies may result in a permanent termination of your service. The account holder is solely responsible for any and all activities performed from the AT&T Broadband service. Please read the following information carefully to ensure that you understand the violation, our policies, and what you need to do to respond to this warning.

Type of violation: Distribution of Copyrighted Material

Related Policy: Acceptable Usage Policy: Prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, using the AT&T Broadband Equipment (as defined in the Subscriber Agreement) or the Service to:

i. undertake or accomplish any unlawful purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, posting, storing, transmitting or disseminating information, data or material which is libelous, obscene, unlawful, threatening, defamatory, or which infringes the intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or which in any way constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, federal or international law, order or regulation;

v. upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, create derivative works of, or distribute in any way information, software or other material obtained through the Service or otherwise which is protected by copyright or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner;

Explanation: AT&T Broadband has received notice that you are distributing copyrighted material via your AT&T Broadband Service.

Action Required: Discontinue posting copyrighted material in newsgroups immediately. Reply to this message, keeping the subject line intact, to acknowledge that you have received this warning and will ensure that there will be no further violations of the Service Agreement.

Information regarding the security of your AT&T Broadband connection can be found on our web page: This web page also provides links to our Subscriber Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), please review these policies should you have any questions or concerns.

Related Logs/Evidence:
Thursday, August 22, 2002

AT&T Broadband SouthEast
27 Industrial Ave.
Chelmsford, MA 01824 US

RE: Unauthorized Distribution of the Copyrighted Motion Picture Entitled Austin Powers Goldmember

Dear ATT Broadband:

We are writing this letter on behalf of Warner Bros., a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. (“Warner Bros.”).

As you may know, Warner Bros. is the owner of copyright and exclusive distribution rights in and to the motion picture(s) listed above.

No one is authorized to perform, exhibit, reproduce, transmit, or otherwise distribute the above-mentioned work(s) without the express written permission of
Warner Bros., which permission Warner Bros. has not granted to

We have received information that an individual has utilized the above-referenced IP address at the noted date and time to offer downloads of the above-mentioned work through a “peer-to-peer” service.

The attached documentation specifies the location on your network where the infringement occurred, the number of repeat violations recorded at this specific location, as well as any available identifying information.

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.

Since you own this IP address, we request that you immediately do the following:

1) Disable access to the individual who has engaged in the conduct described above; and
2) Terminate any and all accounts that this individual has through you.

On behalf of Warner Bros., owner 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 we have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by Warner Bros., its respective agents, or the law.

Also pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we hereby state that we believe the information in this notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that MediaForce is authorized to act on behalf of the owner 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.

We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. In your future correspondence with us, please refer to Case ID 123456.

Your prompt response is requested.


Mark Weaver,
Director of Enforcement
MediaForce, Inc.
(212) 925-9997

Infringement Detail:
Infringing Work: Austin Powers Goldmember
Filename: [TMD] Austin Powers Goldmember (TEG) (2of2).avi
First Found: 21 Aug 2002 11:11:48 EDT (GMT -0400)
Last Found: 21 Aug 2002 11:11:48 EDT (GMT -0400)
Filesize: 114,804k
IP Address:
IP Port: 1214
Network: KaZaA
Protocol: FastTrack
Username: USER@KaZaA

AT&T Broadband
Legal Demands Center
1-800-871-6298 x72028

for those that don’t care… a magical tunnel I drew on the palm on the way home.


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