The first time I received the email, I paid , but I dont know if I'll pay the second one because I did my research and found that it's a scam. So, is it a scam to scare me to pay? (shaw forwarded the email to me).
Hi whoshotya. We are legally obligated to pass on legitimate copyright infringement emails on behalf of the copyright owner or their agent. More details on that at Copyright Notification: Frequently Asked Questions. We also can't recommend a course of action once you receive one of these emails.
However, do keep your eye out for scams. There's a good discussion at False copyright infringement notice that I would suggest you read through. If need be, you can even forward that email to us and we can take a look at it.
Shaw should be responsible to ensure that the copyright notice is indeed legitimate before forwarding it. Otherwise they are active participants in scamming their own customers or even blackmail. They should be held legally responsible from the customers side as well, not only the copyright holders side.
Legally obligated but just a "middle man".
The email I recieved about a year ago had so many holes in it it wasn't even funny.
1) French movie downloaded (I speed 0 french)
2) Computer was off and I was out of town (figure that one out...)
3) I DON'T use torrents
4) If I remember correctly it wasn't even my IP that did the actually downloading (was a Telus registered IP and I'm not a Telus customer).
Read closely! (maybe all parties?)
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