Somebody at the KPFK studios on Cahuenga Boulevard downloaded via BitTorrent a copy of "A Beautiful Mind." That brought a nasty note from their neighbor across the freeway, NBC Universal, via the station's internet service provider. "Anyone found conducting illegal activities through KPFK’s internet service may face serious repercussions," operations director Zuberi Fields said in en email Wednesday. Read it below.
Speaking of: The MPAA is moving some lawyers around, and one of the moves has former copyright blogger and John McCain campaign aide Ben Sheffner headed to Washington as vice president, legal affairs. Before the promotion he was in the Sherman Oaks office.
From: Zuberi Fields
Date: April 11, 2012
Subject: Important: Piracy
On March 26th we were contacted by our internet service provider Telepacific on behalf of NBC Universal in regards to an illegal download of “A Beautiful Mind.”
Title: Beautiful Mind, A
Infringement Source: BitTorrent
Initial Infringement Timestamp: 21 Mar 2012 21:25:13 GMT
Recent Infringement Timestamp: 21 Mar 2012 21:25:13 GMT
Infringing Filename: A Beautiful Mind 2001 BRRip 720p x264 RmD (HDScene Release) Infringing File size: 1928256978
We have been asked to stop downloading or uploading any film or TV shows owned or distributed by NBC Universal without authorization and to permanently delete from your computer(s) all unauthorized copies you may have already made of these movies and TV shows.
The illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted works are serious offenses that carry with them the risk of substantial monetary damages and, in some cases, criminal prosecution. Any illegal activity over KPFK/ Pacifica internet services can put us in a precarious situation. Any copyright infringement violates our Internet Service Provider's terms of service and could lead to limitation or suspension of our Internet service. Here is a website that you can visit if you would like to know more about the laws pertaining to this, www.respectcopyrights.org.
Anyone found conducting illegal activities through KPFK’s internet service may face serious repercussions.