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Piracy notice from my cable company
Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:09 PM
Do I contact the company to complain that I didn't do it, or just shrug it off and know that they're not going to see any more piracy?
Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:31 PM
- Ms. Spam +1 this
Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:12 AM
Ignore it. The ISP is just doing their due diligence to cover their own ass in case Disney pressures them further in the future. Those kinds of cases rarely if ever amount to anything to the end customer because there are so many ways that an allegation like that can be questioned or disproven.
Whatever you're downloading, it's not a bad idea to invest a buck or two a month in a solid VPN. It isn't the business of your ISP or anyone else what your data traffic is.
Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:04 AM
At the very least, I also have a device that records my traffic so if I ever hear anything again I'll be able to definitively disprove it.
I downloaded a bunch of old video games a few years ago, but other than that it's all open source or free software that I torrent. It's amazing how slow Linux OSes are to download via direct link versus torrent (which they also provide).
Also, my kids are way too young and don't have unsupervised access to the internet. Oh well, I'm just not going to worry about it.
Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:39 AM
Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:15 AM
The only thing I have to add besides what has been mentioned, is update the firmware on your wireless router, and research the model of the router to see if it has a backdoor password or account that needs to be changed. It is very rare, but wouldn't hurt to check, anyway.
Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:33 AM
My brother was living with me 7 months ago and I got a notice that he illegally downloaded Ren and Stempy torrent. I didn't bother contacting Comcast, as it was just a warning. I just bought a 3-year VPN license and that was the end of it. Now he's gone so I don't use it as often but it's nice to grab something without worrying too much.