i got an email today about a copyright infringment violation from universal. the message was as follows: Dear Sir or Madam: Please be advised that Universal City Studios, Inc. and its affiliated companies (collectively "Universal") are the exclusive owners of certain copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in and to the renowned motion picture properties (the "Universal Properties"), including, > but not limited to those listed below this notice (the "Universal Motion Pictures"). Notwithstanding this, it has come to our attention that the Internet site(s) located below, for which AT&T WorldNet Services is a service provider, is offering unauthorized copies of the Universal Motion Pictures. Universal diligently enforces its rights to the Universal Properties in all forms of media. As you may be aware, Internet Service Providers can be held liable if they do not respond to claims of infringement pursuant to the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA"). In accordance with the DMCA, we are notifying you of infringements on an Internet site for which you act as an Internet Service Provider. We hereby request your assistance in ceasing the distribution, sale, and/or > offering for sale of the infringing VCDs, and any other unauthorized copies > of Universal Properties, on this Internet site and any other sites for which you act as an Internet Service Provider. Please contact me regarding > this matter at your earliest convenience. Under the penalty of perjury, the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of Universal with respect to this matter and the information contained in this transmission is accurate. Please contact me regarding this matter at your earliest convenience. Finally, please be advised that this letter is not intended as a complete statement of the facts or law as they pertain to this matter, and that Universal reserves all rights and remedies. Very truly yours, Aaron Markham Manager of Internet Anti-Piracy, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, INC. 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 tel. (818) 777-3111 fax (818) 866-6339 [email protected] *pgp public key is available on the key server at ldap://public.pgp.com Title: Notting Hill Infringement Source: eDonkey Infringement Timestamp: 3/16/2003 3:28:43 PM PST (GMT-8:00) Infringer Username: None Infringing Filename: Notting Hill (DVD DivX).avi Infringing Filesize: 732852224 Infringers IP Address: ************ Infringers DNS Name: Infringing URL: ed2k://************:4662/Notting Hill how worried should i be and what can i do to protect myself?