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Old November 16th, 2001
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Angry Gnutella/filesharing under attack...notice from Sony to ISPs

Grabbed this off an ISP forum. ISP's want to ignore these as_holes, but are definately worried. I expect that many other Nazies, err, whoops, Sony-loving ISPs are actively trying to block filesharing. With some success, I would guess. Can't a particular port be blocked at the ISP level, essentially shutting down the likes of Limewire, etc? Looked at filesharing system (impossible to stop, IMHO), but it's very, very beta.

> Fri, 16 Nov 2001 16:49 +0100
> Dear :
> We believe your service is hosting the following site(s) on its system.
The site(s) are providing the following sound file(s) having names that
indicate the files contain recordings owned by Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
> FastTrack 2001-11-16 02:47:59
> All times are denoted in GMT.
> We have a good faith belief that the above-described activity is not
authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. We assert that
the information in this notification is accurate, based upon the data
available to us.
> We are asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this unauthorized
activity. Specifically, we request that you remove the site or delete the
infringing sound files or that you disable access to this site or the
infringing files being offered via your system. In addition, please inform
the site operator of the illegality of his or her conduct and confirm with
us, in writing, that this activity has ceased.
> You should understand that this letter constitutes notice to you that this
site operator may be liable for the infringing activity occurring on your
server. In addition, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, if you
ignore this notice, you and/or your company may be liable for any resulting
infringement. This letter does not constitute a waiver of any right to
recover damages incurred by virtue of any such unauthorized activities, and
such rights as well as claims for other relief are expressly retained.
> Very truly yours,
> NetPD
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