"We have received notification of a violation (DMCA, SPAM, etc.) for an IP address that was tracked back to your network port. The violation is listed below, if it is not, or you have questions you may contact the GRU.Net Network Operations Center at 352-334-3000. It should be noted that a DMCA notification is a violation of the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512 of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. No legal action is being taken at this time; however, legal action may be sought by the owners of the copyrighted material." -Love (not really) ISP What's my next step? Let me be clear to prevent confusion, I know the risks of BT (bittorrenting) and some of the preventative actions used to get away with it. BUT, that does not involve legal action/best defense etc. and preventative actions do not guarantee anything. I'm here for a possible best next step. If you read through this similar instance you can find some solid answers from "MikeLaRiviere" that are some what comforting: http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-82158.html My case is different though for a few reasons: 1) I have a positive ratio on my Demonoid account with hundreds of GB's in sharing (which users cannot delete) 2) 80-90% of those files downloaded were movies/shows 3) my internet is through an apartment complex in a major college town, so I personally do NOT have access to my ethernet modem/router. 4) Unlike the thread above, I never signed or admitted to anything, thus leaving my ethernet connection unusable, but my roommates crappy wireless intact. (port blocked by ISP) 5) I was NEVER charged or anything, I have only received the ISP generic "we believe" digital message. That being said, I am very curious about two overall issues, how do I get my ethernet back without admitting to anything? and what step should I take next having not signed or admitting to anything, which I probably will never do for my own best interest. I'm more scared about the idea of my ISP or Paramount (in this case) knowing of my download history. Though, the claim in the message was only for "Rango", which I downloaded with slim interest. I can post the message I received if need be. PS- I use Utorrent with proxifier and Tor/Vivaldia when I download. I also try not to seed movies at all.