So I wake up this morning and decide to check up on the latest gaming news on Kotaku. So I boot up my pc and open up firefox only to welcomed by a letter from my ISP. It says my internet had been suspended due to suspected illegal files in which have been traced back to my IP.
The letter included a ref. number and a phone number to call to settle the issue with the ISP. The man on the phone said that someone had downloaded SpiderMan 3 lately and that the MPAA had traced it back to my IP address. Which I admit I did do, albeit it was a dumb move on my part to download something that is so mainstream and is obviously something the MPAA would monitor. SO because I let my guard down I was subjected to the suspension of service.
The man tells me that there are a few scenarios that may have led to this and 1 of them was that I had a unsecured wireless connection to my router. I told him, "Yes, I have an unsecured connection because I have so many people in and out using my internet that it's hard to give a password to everyone." Little did he know that as soon as I got that dreaded letter I took off my security on my router that way it wouldn't be possible to track down the real culprit (Even though it WAS me
The man said that it's alright but it's a serious offense and that from now on I should secure my connection because my ISP only gives 3 warning, and even if you are not the one who did the filesharing you will be held liable. Now I know if that ever did happen it would be nearly impossible to convicted of the crime since there wouldn't be any proof except an IP address in which someone else could've used to download copyrighted files.
So anyway, the man activated my internet and now I share a bit more wiser, and a bit safer, knowing that I should stick to perhaps anime and video game osts and movies, rather than files and moves that the MPAA or RIAA may be looking out for.