I am dropping support

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by sam3971, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Hey guys, I recently got a bad msg from a M$ internet investigator because of a file called removewat.rar on my dropbox account. Because of this issue I am discontinuing my support for posting illegal content on this site and all public forums. Here is the msg for all you to see and be advised yourself

    MSG:

    Microsoft Anti Piracy Investigator #2, Jul 29 08:27 am (PDT):
    VIA EMAIL:

    Demand for Immediate take-Down: Notice of Infringing Activity

    URL:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2618621/RemoveWAT22.ZIP

    Case #:329103

    Date:29 July 2010

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Microsoft has received information that the domain listed above, which
    appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies
    of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted
    works published by Microsoft.

    1. Identification of copyrighted works:

    Copyright work(s):
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Copyright owner:
    Microsoft Corporation

    2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following
    location(s): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2618621/RemoveWAT22.ZIP

    The above copyright work(s) is being made available for copying, through
    downloading, at the above location without authorization of the copyright
    owner.

    3. Statement of authority:

    The information in this notice is accurate, and I hereby certify under
    penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of Microsoft, the
    owner of the copyright(s) in the work(s) identified above. I have a good
    faith belief that none of the materials or activities listed above have been
    authorized by Microsoft, its agents, or the law.

    We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take
    expeditious action to remove or disable access to the material described
    above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of this
    copyrighted work via your company's network.

    We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding
    what actions you take.

    Yours sincerely,

    James Young
    Internet Investigator

    on behalf of Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052
    United States of America

    E-mail: Internet1@microsoft-antipiracy.com
     
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  2. pedagogy

    pedagogy Chit Chatter

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  3. acyuta

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  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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  5. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    If you read that specific art. and also google, nobody is sure if that Young fellow is authorised by MS. MS itself seems to be vague about his relationship. see the comments on the article. MS or Young would really have to a million mails a day spammer to send notices to everyone.
     
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  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    yea, I think he is fake too.
     
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  7. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    Sam3971,
    to Hazar happened the same a year ago. It was dropbox and removewat.
    I guess everybody that uploads removewat to dropbox will get sooner or later that email.

    Just remove it and reply that you have removed it.
    Maybe Hazar can add a few words what has happened to him.
     
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  8. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    I actually was emailed by dropbox, not James Young. It was over 7Loader, not RemoveWAT

    "Failure to remove the infringing file will result in termination of
    your account without additional notification, and further violations
    of the TOS, in regards to DMCA violations, will result in the same.

    The Dropbox Team"

    They said they were notified by microsoft coroporation.
     
  9. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    Maybe by some certain James Young? When I read this thread this morning I also looked him up on google. Highly suspicious...
     
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  10. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    See this wikipedia article about Dropbox and DMCA (GO TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES AT THE BOTTOM)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropbox_(service)
     
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  11. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    @ Sam3971

    I reckon someone is seriously pulling your leg here ;) I too googled Mr.Young, very suspect. Not to mention how did he get your email address ? Surely not from dropbox ? Wouldnt that fall under data protection ? I think as in Hazar's situation, it would have been dropbox that would have contacted you.
     
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  12. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Well, it was dropbox support that contacted me but had that msg attached to it. I think you might be right about someone pulling my leg which is why I am deciding to not go anywhere :D
     
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  13. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Well it's obvious what action needs to be taken here...lol

    An easy support upgrade :eek:

    Just support twice as much...lol That should solve the problem [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  14. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Glad to hear it. :D
     
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  15. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    lol timesurfer
     
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  16. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  17. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    Just delete the file from dropbox and reply them,and just put it in another File hosting site..
     
  18. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    I did dude lol. I did not reupload it but I removed it from dropbox emediately
     
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  19. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    emediately = immediately...lol
     
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  20. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    "Microsoft Impersonator Sends Fraudulent Letters, Disrupts Community"
    "It turns out that there may be an impersonator lurking around disrupting communities. A similar hoax had occurred before at msmobiles and other communities." So this is a hoax don't pay attention to it. It happens before and will continue. "M$ verified that they do not have a James Young employ and that the email extension internet 2 @ microsoft - antipiracy. com is not valid" "WTH is an Internet Investigator? I've heard previous mention of this James Young character, and his email domain etc was traced to the UK, isn't MS headquartered in Seattle?" " If MS was sending out cease & desist orders wouldn't it come from their Legal Department?" as i said before this is a hoax - I take this quotes for other Forums/Sites/Communities they have the same problem.