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Upon receipt of a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice of Claimed Infringement, Colorado Mesa University will block, without warning, the computer system identified as the source of the copyright infringing activity, and forward the notice to registered owner of the computer system.

Most copyright law violations are related to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing software programs you have installed on your computer. Using P2P file sharing networks to illegally download or distribute copyrighted is not only a violation of federal copyright law, but the Colorado Mesa University Network Use Agreement. If you receive a DMCA Notice of Claimed Infringement, you must remove all unauthorized copies of copyrighted works and P2P software, and contact the Information Technology help desk before your computer can connect back into the network normally. Anyone who believes they have received a notice in error has the right to provide a counter notice under Copyright Law, Title 17 U.S.C.; section 512.

If you have any questions related to P2P file sharing software and networking, or this notice, please contact the Information Technology help desk at 970-248-2111, or go to the computer lab located in room 120 of the Tomlinson Library between 8AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and speak to a staff member.

Example DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringement:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Colorado Mesa University
1316 College Pl
Grand Junction, CO 81501 US

RE: Unauthorized Distribution of the Copyrighted Motion Picture Entitled
Sherlock Holmes

Dear Colorado Mesa University:

We are writing this letter on behalf of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. ("Warner Bros.").

We have received information that an individual has utilized the below-referenced IP address at the noted date and time to offer downloads of copyrighted motion picture(s) through a "peer-to-peer" service, including such title(s) as:

Sherlock Holmes

The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted motion pictures constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3). This conduct may also violate the laws of other countries, international law, and/or treaty obligations.

Since you own this IP address (, we request that you immediately do the following:

1) Contact the subscriber who has engaged in the conduct described above and take steps to prevent the subscriber from further downloading or uploading Warner Bros. content without authorization; and

2) Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.

On behalf of Warner Bros., owner of the exclusive rights to the copyrighted material at issue in this notice, we hereby state, that we have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by Warner Bros., its respective agents, or the law.

Also, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California and under the laws of the United States, that the information in this notification is accurate and that we are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive rights being infringed as set forth in this notification.

Please direct any end user queries the following.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Attn: Worldwide Anti-Piracy
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
818.954.3091 - phone
[email protected] - email

Kindly include the Case ID 1106922365, also noted above, in the subject line of all future correspondence regarding this matter.

We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is requested.


A Kempe
Enforcement Coordinator



Infringing Work: Sherlock Holmes
First Found: 24 Mar 2010 23:08:21 EDT (GMT -0400)
Last Found: 24 Mar 2010 23:08:21 EDT (GMT -0400)
IP Address:
IP Port: 52610
Protocol: BitTorrent
Torrent InfoHash: 58BA64D81D924D1C905A0FFC0CA0D825E7B1637C
Containing file(s):
Sherlock Holmes (2009) DVDSCR XviD-MAXSPEED.torrent (1,461,384,695 bytes)