Yikes — First Notice of Fans Getting Caught Downloading Fansubs

Ouch. This is scary.

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=58005

For the first time (at least that I’ve heard of) some people downloading fansubs have been caught.

Comcast has received a notification by a copyright owner, or its authorized
agent, reporting an alleged infringement of one or more copyrighted works
made on or over Comcast’s High-Speed Internet service (the ‘Service’). The
copyright owner has identified the Internet Protocol (‘IP’) address
associated with your Service account at the time as the source of the
infringing works. The works identified by the copyright owner in its
notification are listed below. Comcast reminds you that use of the Service
(or any part of the Service) in any manner that constitutes an infringement
of any copyrighted work is a violation of Comcast’s Acceptable Use Policy
and may result in the suspension or termination of your Service account.

Seems like SOME company is pissed about people downloading some of these shows:

– Suteki Tantei Labyrinth (Studio Deen) [OOM]
– Gundam 00 (Sunrise / Mainichi Broadcasting) [Conclave/Mendoi]
– Seto no Hanayome (AIC / avex / Gonzo) [?]
– Nagasarete Airantou (feel / Starchild) [Ayako]
– Shugo Chara! (Satelight) [Raw]
– Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (Studio Deen) [Philantrophy]

(thanks goes to animesuki for typing all that up for me.

The vast majority of the US DMCA notices have come been for Comcast users. I’m on qwest. 😉

I hope this is a one-time incident. Looks like people who love to seed may want to curtail their habits a bit and just do what they have to. Uploading is the part that can get you in trouble, not the downloading.

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~ by bobber205 on November 26, 2007.

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