[lir-wg] RIPE DB abuse by BSA (of all people) ?
Peter Galbavy peter.galbavy at knowtion.net
Mon Apr 14 23:32:36 CEST 2003
I received this today, could be spam (even if 'genuine') but the linking of the IP address to me is worrying. I used to be a registered contact on the IP range mentioned - years ago, so someone obviously has an old RIPE (or ARIN etc.) DB. I know of no other location that this IP range is linked to my personal details. Is this valid / legal use of the RIPE DB (given it is out of date and obviously an offline copy) ? If it isn't, someone in RIPE want to pick this up ? Peter Galbavy Knowtion Ltd. --- original --- Return-path: <copyright-europe at bsa.org> Envelope-to: peter at wonderland.org Delivery-date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 21:50:43 +0100 Received: from exim by mailstore-1.mail.knowledge.com with spam-scanned (Exim 3.33 #1) id 195AuZ-00023K-00 for peter at wonderland.org; Mon, 14 Apr 2003 21:50:43 +0100 Received: from [220.127.116.11] (helo=leads.bsa.org) by mailstore-1.mail.knowledge.com with esmtp (Exim 3.33 #1) id 195AuZ-00029t-00 for peter at wonderland.org; Mon, 14 Apr 2003 21:50:43 +0100 Received: from CBECK1 ([192.168.1.31]) by leads.bsa.org with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.5329); Mon, 14 Apr 2003 15:00:33 -0400 To: "Peter Galbavy" <peter at wonderland.org> From: Copyright Europe <copyright-europe at bsa.org> Subject: Case ID 670521 - Notice of Claimed Infringement Content-Transfer-Encoding: Quoted-Printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Message-ID: <[email protected][192.168.1.31]> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 15:00:32 -0400 X-OriginalArrivalTime: 14 Apr 2003 19:00:33.0188 (UTC) FILETIME=[20134E40:01C302B8] X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-0.5 required=5.0 tests=DEAR_SOMEBODY version=2.20 X-Spam-Level: Monday, April 14, 2003 22 Chesterfield Road London N3 1PR England Cable and Wireless UK IP GSOC 1st Floor, Pinnacle House. Hartfie= ld R GB RE: Unauthorized Distribution of the following copyrighted computer progra= m(s): Adobe Illustrator Dear Sir/Madam: The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has determined that the connection lis= ted below, which appears to be using an Internet account under your control= , is using a Gnutella network to offer unlicensed copies of copyrighted com= puter programs published by the BSA's member companies. Infringement Details: ------------------------------ First Found: 27 Mar 2003 18:08:34 EST (GMT -500) Last Found: 13 Apr 2003 03:33:37 EST (GMT -500) Network: Bearshare IP Address: 18.104.22.168 IP Port: 6346 Protocol: Gnutella What was located as infringing content:=20 ------------------------------ Filename: adobe illustrator 10(with serial).zip (64,963kb) The above computer program(s) is/are being made available for copying, thro= ugh downloading, at the above location without authorization from the copyr= ight owner(s). Based upon BSA's representation of the copyright owners in anti-piracy matt= ers, we have a good faith belief that none of the materials or activities=20= listed above have been authorized by the rightholders, their agents, or the= law. BSA represents that the information in this notification is accurate= and states, under penalty of perjury, that it is authorized to act in this= matter on behalf of the copyright owners listed above. We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take=20= expeditious action to remove or disable access to the materials described=20= above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of pir= ated software via your company's network. As you know, illegal on-line acti= vities can result in 50 million people on the Internet accessing and downlo= ading a copyrighted product worldwide without authorization - a highly dama= ging activity for the copyright holder. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding=20= what actions you take. Please include the following CaseID in any response you send: Case ID 67052= 1 Yours sincerely, Corinna Beck Business Software Alliance 1150 18th St NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 http://www.bsa.org E-mail: copyright-europe at bsa.org
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