First off, I attempted to verify the PGP signature, which was hampered by the inconvenient fact that The Teaching Company LLC doesn't have a public key on file with the PGP keyserver. Lame!Delivered-To: email@example.com Received: by 10.86.99.11 with SMTP id w11cs222745fgb; Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:39:39 -0700 (PDT) Received: by 10.140.251.1 with SMTP id y1mr1774140rvh.195.1209407976828; Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:39:36 -0700 (PDT) Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from mail-fwd-1.phx.nearlyfreespeech.net (mail-fwd-1.phx.nearlyfreespeech.net [126.96.36.199]) by mx.google.com with ESMTP id b8si7397255rvf.1.2008.04.28.11.39.35; Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:39:36 -0700 (PDT) Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 188.8.131.52 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of email@example.com) client-ip=184.108.40.206; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: 220.127.116.11 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of firstname.lastname@example.org) email@example.com Received: from gaia.host4u.net (gaia.host4u.net [18.104.22.168]) by mail-fwd-1.phx.nearlyfreespeech.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 9CCD75C0C6 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:39:33 -0700 (MST) Received: from Tec-JuanyJ.axxs.net (firewall.fastdns.net [22.214.171.124]) by gaia.host4u.net (8.11.6/8.11.6) with ESMTP id m3SIdUE12348 for <email@example.com>; Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:39:32 -0500 Message-Id: <200804281839.m3SIdUE12348@gaia.host4u.net> X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 126.96.36.199 Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:39:29 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: abuse <email@example.com> Subject: Fwd: Notice ID: 120-397190 DMCA Notice Unauthorized Use of The Teaching Company Limited Partnership Property Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed Hello can you please take care of this email We appreciate your understanding to this matter. If you have any further questions, please let me know. Best regards, Juany Spam/Abuse Coordinator OLM, LLC http://www.olm.net e: firstname.lastname@example.org v: 1-800-741-6813 >From: email@example.com >Subject: Notice ID: 120-397190 DMCA Notice Unauthorized Use of The Teaching > Company Limited Partnership Property >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Sender: email@example.com >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:27:58 -0700 > >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >Hash: SHA1 > >Re: Unauthorized Use of The Teaching Company Limited Partnership Property >Notice ID:120-397190 >Notice Date:28 Apr 2008 16:55:13 GMT > >Dear Sir or Madam: > >The Teaching Company Limited Partnership. (The Teaching Company) >is the owner of copyrights and other proprietary rights in numerous >copyrighted audio-video works, including but not limited to The >Teaching Company Title listed below (see 'File Name:'). > >It has come to our attention that Olm LLC is the service provider >for the IP address listed below, from which unauthorized copying and >distribution (downloading, uploading, file serving, file "swapping" >or other similar activities) of The Teaching Company's property is >taking place. We believe that the Internet access of the user >engaging in this infringement is provided by Olm LLC or a downstream >service provider who purchases this connectivity from Olm LLC. > >This unauthorized copying and distribution constitutes copyright >infringement under Section 106 of the U.S. Copyright Act. Depending >upon the type of service Olm LLC is providing to this IP address, it >may have legal and/or equitable liability if it does not >expeditiously remove or disable access to the property(s) listed >below, or if it fails to implement a policy that provides for >termination of subscribers who are repeat infringers (see, 17 U.S.C. >section: 512). > >Despite the above, The Teaching Company believes that the entire >Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved >cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to stop this >infringing activity and immediately inform us of the results of your actions. > >Please send us a prompt response indicating the actions you have >taken to resolve this matter, making sure to reference the Notice ID >number above in your response. >mailto:email@example.com?subject=RE%3A%20Notice%20ID%3A%20120%2D397190%20DMCA%20Notice%20Unauthorized%20Use%20of%20The%20Teaching%20Company%20Limited%20Partnership%20Property > >If you do not wish to reply by email, please use our Web Interface >by clicking on the following >link:http://webreply.baytsp.com/webreply/webreply.jsp?customerid=120&commhash=df91badc1f22d5a3a07c862ec0adb7bf > >Note: If your email program has inserted line breaks into either the >email or web links above, you can copy and paste the entire link in >to you email program, or favorite web browser, respectively. > >The undersigned has a good faith belief that use of the property(s) >in the manner described herein is not authorized by The Teaching >Company, its agents or the law. The information contained in this >notification is accurate. Under penalty of perjury, the undersigned >is authorized to act on behalf of The Teaching Company with respect >to this matter. > >Please be advised that this letter is not and is not intended to be >a complete statement of the facts or law as they may pertain to this >matter or of The Teaching Company's positions, rights or remedies, >legal or equitable, all of which are specifically reserved. > >If you would like to purchase a legal download of this copyrighted >material please go to http://www.teach12.com. > >Regards, > >Mark M. Ishikawa >CEO, BayTSP, Inc. >PO Box 1314 - Los Gatos, CA 95031 >Phone:: 408-341-2300 fax:: 408-341-2399 >firstname.lastname@example.org >v: 408-341-2300 f: 408-341-2399 > >*pgp public key is available on the key server at ldap://keyserver.pgp.com >Note: The information transmitted in this Notice is intended only >for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain >confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, reproduction, >retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any >action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities >other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received >this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material >from all computers. > >Evidentiary Information: >Notice ID: 397190 >Asset: Teaching Company >Protocol: BitTorrent >IP Address: 188.8.131.52 >DNS: >File Name: TTC - What Are the Chances - Probability Made Clear >File Size: 3355913891 >Timestamp: 26 Apr 2008 16:33:57 GMT >Last Seen Date: 26 Apr 2008 16:33:57 GMT >URL: http://tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce >Username (if available): > >- ---Start ACNS XML ><?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?> > ><Infringement xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" >xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://mpto.unistudios.com/xml/Infringement_schema.xsd"> > <Case> > <ID>397190</ID> > <Status>Open</Status> > </Case> > <Complainant> > <Entity>BayTSP on behalf of The Teaching Company</Entity> > <Contact>Mark M. Ishikawa, CEO, BayTSP, inc.</Contact> > <Address>P.O. Box 1314, Los Gatos, California 95031 United > States of America</Address> > <Phone>(408) 341-2300,(408) 341-2399</Phone> > <Email>email@example.com</Email> > </Complainant> > <Service_Provider> > <Entity>Olm LLC</Entity> > <Address></Address> > <Email>firstname.lastname@example.org</Email> > </Service_Provider> > <Source> > <TimeStamp>2008-04-26T16:33:57.000Z</TimeStamp> > <IP_Address>184.108.40.206</IP_Address> > <Port></Port> > <DNS_Name></DNS_Name> > <Type>BitTorrent</Type> > <UserName></UserName> > <Number_Files>1</Number_Files> > <Deja_Vu>No</Deja_Vu> > </Source> > <Content> > <Item> > <Title>Teaching Company</Title> > <FileName>TTC - What Are the Chances - Probability Made > Clear</FileName> > <FileSize>3355913891</FileSize> > <URL>http://tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce</URL> > </Item> > </Content> ></Infringement> >- ---End ACNS XML >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- >Version: 8.0 > >iD8DBQFIFgkaCvs6UxJesfERAq7uAKCVu7pxLVPdAhS/BFKJSkqz++d5CwCgmx7u >sCl/xxT1rM2t5AzRnWykEYk= >=0/Dx >-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
I would have been perfectly within my rights to just blow this off, since 1.) I couldn't verify the signature, which means I couldn't verify identity, which means that I had no particular reason to believe that this was legitimate; and 2.) 220.127.116.11 is my tor relay node, (unitinunet F975 9016 86C9 FA67 6052 4046 A00F 1C88 8DD4 C0F7. Ask for it by name!) which mean I'm protected by the DMCA's safe harbor provisions.
But I didn't do that, because I'm not a dick.
Plus, bittorrent over Tor is incredibly lame. The bandwidth is donated by volunteers, and using it to pirate music is kind of like using bottled water to water a Las Vegas lawn. That's a terrible simile, but trust me, it's not cool.
So I blocked everything except for ports 80 and 443. HTTP and HTTPS only, folks. If you want to exchange bomb plans with the rest of your terrorist cell, you're going to have to use rapidshare, like everyone else.