Thursday, April 9, 2015

Torrent letter from Bell

I deny it all, I hate that show (rotten kids).

Now subtitled:  Hollywood sends random letters.

The Government of Canada requires by law that all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) let their clients know when content owners contact them about possible unauthorized use of the content owner's material such as illegal downloading of music, videos and games. As a result, we must let you know that we have received the below notification related to your account.

We want to assure you that Bell as your Internet Service Provider played no part in the identification of possible unauthorized use of content but are only passing on the owner's message as required by law.

If you have any questions or need clarification please contact the content owner directly. For more information on why you received this notice visit and search for The Copyright Modernization Act.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Dear Sir/Madam and/or Sir/Madam Subscriber,

We are writing this message on behalf of HOME BOX OFFICE, INC. ("HBO"), with physical offices located at 1100 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, United States (Attention:  Director of Anti-Piracy).

We have received information leading us to believe that an individual has utilized the IP address 76.64.217 at the noted date and time below to host and/or facilitate the downloading and/or streaming of content (listed below) in which HBO is the copyright owner of such content (the "HBO Properties").  No one is authorized to exhibit, reproduce, transmit, or otherwise distribute HBO Properties without the express written permission of HBO, and the unauthorized distribution of HBO Properties constitutes copyright infringement.  This conduct may also violate other laws, international law, and/or treaty obligations.
The title in question is: Game of Thrones

As the owner of and/or subscriber using the IP address, HBO requests that you immediately take steps to prevent further downloading or uploading of HBO content without authorization.

We have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, and we are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

This letter is not a complete statement of HBO's rights in connection with this matter, and nothing contained herein constitutes an express or implied wavier of any rights or remedies of HBO in connection with this matter, all of which are expressly reserved.

We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  Your prompt response is requested.

Any further enquiries can be directed to  Please include this message with your enquiry to ensure a quick response.


Adrian Leatherland
Address: 6715 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028, United States

- ------------- Infringement Details ----------------------------------
Title:        Game of Thrones
Timestamp:    2015-03-27T09:21:37Z
IP Address:   76.64.21
Port:         53335
Type:         BitTorrent
Torrent Hash: 421e2a337b7b062a50d38a7c9974c7abec8a769c
Filename:     Game.of.Thrones.S04E01.720p.HDTV.x264-KILLERS
Filesize:     1528 MB
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Funny stuff:  Checking my own logs, I find that this is completely wrong.  All the kids have seen those episodes already :).  These guys and Bell must be sending them randomly to Canada.  You can't throw a stone without hitting a downloader.  :)

Update:  Letters without a speck of fact checking are spam.  Change your openwrt router to use the Google DNS servers rather than having Bell spy on you for ads.  Google knows everything anyway.  :)

Whoops:  I'm running a Tor exit relay.  People aren't supposed to torrent through Tor, but I guess they do.  Maybe I'll get a lot of these letters.  :)

Whoops2:  I have turned off exiting on my Tor relay.

Update2:  Second letter on the famous 'got' entrapment leak.  Looks like streaming now.

Update3:  Apparently, Harper forgot to include even the tiniest incentive to reduce spam to the isp's.  Now the nasties can send millions of these letters without the slightest cost to them.  But it is working, bittorrent is for the more sophisticated user, and after a few letters, Rogers reports that nobody gets them any more.  Amazing.

1 comment:

Gus83 said...

OR you can just STREAM everything using Genesis, One Channel, Ice Films, and Phoenix with XBMC on a Raspberry Pi 2 or a PC so you land in a purposely undefined part of Canadian copyright law the supreme court never ruled on!