Happy Friday! Before I kick off this week's topic, I wanted to
share this forum post from member FormyLovealways, who
talks about the final days with his loved one. It's not a typical tech
help or how-to post, but a very touching one. It's not everyday
I come across a post like this but it makes me feel good that
members are able to share their personal thoughts and
feelings with our community. Thanks to all for keeping it real!
This week's topic is about member Lynn, who just recently was sent a
claim of copyright infringement from her ISP in regard to
downloading a movie. She's unaware of anyone in her household who is
responsible for this and her concern is not only being blamed for
something they didn't do, but the fear that her ISP connection has
Well, Judy, you're not alone, as I read about a few people who have received
notice of this sort. And for all the members who have doubts that the
ISP notice is legitimate, I'll tell you firsthand that it is no hoax,
as my friend's brother was sent one for downloading some copyrighted
Judy, our members are here to help. If you go through this week's
answers, you'll find a lot of sound advice ranging from how to tighten
up your home network to prevent unauthorized access to some suggestions
on how to prevent unwelcome use of your network even for people you
may even know. So give them all a read. I'm sure by the time you're
done, you'll have a better idea of what steps to take next. Good luck!
Since a few people have brought up some strong statements about ISP
having no right to police copyright infringements, I've taken it to
this week's poll. Get in there and vote and discuss! Have a
great weekend and thanks for being part of this community!
(Note: there will be no newsletter delivery next week, but it will
resume on the following week. See you all then.)
Help! I was sent a copyright infringement notice from ISP
Our Internet provider sent a notice of claim of copyright infringement
from our IP address. No one in the household has knowledge of
downloading the movie. I don't know where to begin to prevent this
from happening again. Could a hacker or neighbor be using our IP
address? Can we change the IP? I think the password for the wireless
is secure since it is very random, but my son's friends have visited
and may know it. Help? I don't want to blamed for something we didn't
do. Any advice this situation is appreciated.
-- Submitted by:
Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Why won't my slideshow burned on DVDs play on DVD players? I like to make "slideshows" and burn them to DVDs, which I mail to
family and friends, many of whom are elderly and don't have computers.
It is simple for them to play my slideshows on their DVD players but
I get many reports that my DVDs "won't play." I am advised that DVD-R
and DVD+R are compatible with most DVD players and this is what I use.
I have recently Purchased Nero BurnExpress and find it to be fast and
easy to use but it has not corrected my problem. I think that this
must be a common problem and I need help!
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