• Re: [OT] Got DMCA because download and seeding Ubuntu

    From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sun May 30 16:00:09 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    alien wrote:
    I am stumble across 2 interesting articles about someone download ubuntu
    on torrent and got DMCA from the ISP.

    Let me see... whose/which tale do I 'believe'?

    - some anonymous Reddit reporter
    - torrentfreak news
    - alleged correspondence w/ OpSec
    - none of the above

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    Mike Easter
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  • From Bud Frede@frede@mouse-potato.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Jun 5 04:41:23 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    Mike Easter <MikeE@ster.invalid> writes:

    alien wrote:
    I am stumble across 2 interesting articles about someone download
    ubuntu on torrent and got DMCA from the ISP.

    Let me see... whose/which tale do I 'believe'?

    - some anonymous Reddit reporter
    - torrentfreak news
    - alleged correspondence w/ OpSec
    - none of the above

    IIRC, in this case the notification from the company that does this for
    the ISPs was spoofed and sent to Comcast. Comcast then passed it along
    to the customer.

    It's evidently a known problem, but neither the company nor the ISPs
    seemed like they were going to bother fixing it.

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  • From art@deb.de@"art@deb.de" to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Thu Jul 1 13:58:46 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    True story, there is an alternative sponsered by Microsoft and it's called
    PiratePay instead of PirateBay.

    Microsoft also many times blocked everything torrent related.

    On 31-05-21 00:47, alien wrote:
    I am stumble across 2 interesting articles about someone download ubuntu
    on torrent and got DMCA from the ISP.

    _Comcast Subscriber Receives DMCA Notice for Downloading Ubuntu_

    <https://torrentfreak.com/comcast-subscriber-receives-dmca-notice-for-downloading-ubuntu-210526/>

    I though they're forgot to check before send a notification to the ISP.

    But after read the second article

    _OpSec Says DMCA Notice System Was “Spoofed” To Target Ubuntu Download_

    <https://torrentfreak.com/opsec-says-dmca-notice-system-was-spoofed-to-target-ubuntu-download-210527/>

    I got more confused, since I though the system cannot be spoofed and it >should be a certain verification before the notification is approved and >send to the costumer.

    Anyway I hope there will be more news about this matter, since it will >interesting to know how the company and ISP can get away with it.

    Will they just say, it was a mistake and the problem is solve, or will
    it uncover more information about the problems within DMCA notice system.

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