Says its Internet account was “identified as having been used recently to copy and/or distribute illegally” the movie “The Green Hornet” and warns the search engine giant that copyright infringement violates its ISP’s terms of service and could lead to “limitation or suspension” of its Internet service.
Somebody over at Google HQ is likely in hot water with news that the MPAA has notified the search engine giant that somebody has been using its network to illegally download and/or distribute copies of the movie “The Green Hornet.”
“You are receiving this notice because your Internet account was identified as having been used recently to copy and/or distribute illegally the copyrighted motion pictures and/or television shows listed at the bottom of this notice,” reads MediaSentry’s DMCA complaint.
It says that Google Inc. needs to perform the following in order to “prevent serious legal and other consequences.”
The steps include:
1. Stop downloading or uploading without authorization any motion pictures or TV shows owned or distributed by Columbia Pictures; and
2. Permanently delete from your computer(s) all unauthorized copies you may have already made of these movies and TV shows.
Where it gets really interesting is where it warns that Google Inc. could likely lose its Internet connection if it’s continued to be used for copyright infringing purposes.
“Copyright infringement also violates your ISP’s terms of service and could lead to limitation or suspension of your Internet service,” it says. “You should take immediate action to prevent your Internet account from being used for illegal activities.”
More details are as follows:
Infringing Work: The Green Hornet
First Found: 1 Feb 2011 03:03:26 EST (GMT -0500)
Last Found: 1 Feb 2011 03:03:26 EST (GMT -0500)
IP Address: 126.96.36.199
IP Port: 51413
Torrent InfoHash: E5C93F23D386FE006B207EF6602ACB129C65F53D
The.Green.Hornet.2010.TS.XViD-T0XiC-iNK.torrent (1,479,901,024 bytes)
Either he download the file at work or he brought in a laptop (Wi-Fi was also used) that has a BitTorrent client installed that runs on system startup, and he merely began reeseding a previously downloaded copy of “The Green Hornet.”
I’m sure Google Inc. is fine for now, but I’d bet money the employee with the IP address listed above is in some hot water.