WHY YOU RECEIVED AN EDUCATIONAL EMAIL

An owner of copyrighted content such as a movie, TV show or a song has found and verified an instance of alleged copyright infringement (unauthorised uploading and sharing of a file) using your internet account and has sent a notice to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The ISP has then confirmed that a computer or other device connected to your account was involved, and has generated and sent you a Get it Right Educational Email.

This Get it Right Information Portal provides you with information and advice about how to avoid sharing material in breach of copyright. Remember, if no additional infringement takes place, no additional Educational Emails will be sent.

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HOW THIS INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED

  1. This Get it Right Educational Email is triggered by the sharing of copyrighted material on a peer-to-peer network. Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technology enables users to access, download and share content digital files efficiently. However, too often the software is used to share copyrighted files without the owner's explicit permission. This is because people don’t realise that, when they download a file using P2P software, that file is AUTOMATICALLY made available to be uploaded and shared with other devices that are connected to the same P2P network - and the P2P software running on the device connected to the user's network communicates to other connected devices that the file is available. This communication and file sharing activity can happen whenever a device is switched on and connected to the Internet - even if no person is using the device at the time - because the P2P software usually continues to run and communicate "in the background". This is why an Educational Email from your ISP may indicate that a file was shared and confirmed to be infringing, for example, in the middle of the night or when you were away on holiday. This may happen because a computer or other device that was using your network (with or without your permission) was connected at that time, the P2P software was running and communicating that file/s were available to be uploaded and shared and that activity was detected and confirmed to be infringing.
  2. Content owners join peer-to-peer networks in order to look for unauthorised uploading and sharing of files associated with the music, movies or TV shows they own. Once they see a title being made available, they check and confirm that it is truly an unauthorised instance of uploading and sharing of copyrighted content by downloading, analysing and verifying the content of the file.
  3. After confirming that a file is being uploaded and shared illegally, content owners identify the Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to the internet account making the file available.
  4. This Get it Right Educational Email is triggered by the sharing of copyrighted material on a peer-to-peer network. Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technology enables users, in an efficient manner, to access, download - and then upload and share - digital content digital files. However, too often the software is used to share copyrighted files without the owner's explicit permission. This is because people don’t realise that, when they download a file using P2P software, that file is AUTOMATICALLY made available to be uploaded and shared with other devices that are connected to the same P2P network - and the P2P software running on the device connected to the user's network communicates to other connected devices that the file is available. This communication and file sharing activity can happen whenever a device is switched on and connected to the Internet - even if no person is using the device at the time - because the P2P software usually continues to run and communicate "in the background". This is why an Educational Email from your ISP may indicate that a file was shared and confirmed to be infringing, for example, in the middle of the night or when you were away on holiday. This may happen because a computer or other device that was using your network (with or without your permission) was connected at that time, the P2P software was running and communicating that file/s were available to be uploaded and shared and that activity was detected and confirmed to be infringing.
  5. This Get it Right Educational Email is triggered by the sharing of copyrighted material on a peer-to-peer network. Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technology enables users, in an efficient manner, to access, download - and then upload and share - digital content digital files. However, too often the software is used to share copyrighted files without the owner's explicit permission. This is because people don’t realise that, when they download a file using P2P software, that file is AUTOMATICALLY made available to be uploaded and shared with other devices that are connected to the same P2P network - and the P2P software running on the device connected to the user's network communicates to other connected devices that the file is available. This communication and file sharing activity can happen whenever a device is switched on and connected to the Internet - even if no person is using the device at the time - because the P2P software usually continues to run and communicate "in the background". This is why an Educational Email from your ISP may indicate that a file was shared and confirmed to be infringing, for example, in the middle of the night or when you were away on holiday. This may happen because a computer or other device that was using your network (with or without your permission) was connected at that time, the P2P software was running and communicating that file/s were available to be uploaded and shared and that activity was detected and confirmed to be infringing.