April 5, 2001

SongoftheSouth.net Ordered Shut Down by MPAA

Here is the complete email sent to me from the MPAA. Some personal information such as email addresses unassociated with this web site have been removed in respect to privacy.

From: mpaa23@pacbell.net <mpaa23@pacbell.net>
To: <[Christian Willis, email address removed]>
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2001 1:09 PM
Subject: Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Motion Pictures (Reference#: 106264)

Motion Picture Association
Worldwide Anti-Piracy
15503 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436

PHONE: (818) 728 - 8127
Email: MPAA23@pacbell.net

Thursday, April 05, 2001

Name: CHRISTIAN WILLIS
E-mail: [address omitted]
ISP: WILLIS, CHRISTIAN

Via Fax/Email


RE: Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Motion Pictures
Site/URL: http://www.songofthesouth.net/ [with unknown IP address]
Reference#: 106264

following motion picture production and distribution companies:

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
TriStar Pictures, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
s, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
TriStar Pictures, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
United Artists Pictures, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
Universal City Studios, Inc.
Warner Bros., a Division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P.

We have received information that you are unlawfully offering product at the above referenced web site. We have notified your ISP of the unlawful nature of this web site and have asked for its immediate removal. Our letter to your ISP is set forth below for your reference.

Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this email if you should have any questions.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Respectfully,

Hemanshu Nigam
Director
Worldwide Internet Enforcement



MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
15503 VENTURA BOULEVARD
ENCINO, CALIFORNIA 91436

UNITED STATES
Anti-Piracy Operations
PHONE: (818) 728 - 8127
Email: MPAA23@pacbell.net

Thursday, April 05, 2001

Name: [Name omitted]
E-mail: [address removed]
ISP: Westnet Communications, Inc.

Via Fax/Email


RE: Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Motion Pictures
Site/URL: http://www.songofthesouth.net/ [with unknown IP address]
Reference#: 106264

Date of Infringement: 4/4/2001 5:35:35 PM EST


Dear [Name omitted]:

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) represents the following motion picture production and distribution companies:

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
TriStar Pictures, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
United Artists Pictures, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
Universal City Studios, Inc.
Warner Bros., a Division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P.

We have received information that you are hosting the above referenced web site which is offering to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted motion pictures including such title(s) as:


Song of the South


The distribution of unauthorized copies of copyrighted motion pictures constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 106(3). This conduct may also violate the laws of other countries, international law, and/or treaty obligations.

We request that you immediately remove this site from your server and terminate the account of the account holder for this site.

By copy of this letter, the owner of the above referenced Internet site and/or email account is hereby directed to cease and desist from the conduct complained of herein.

On behalf of the respective owners of the exclusive rights to the copyrighted material at issue in this notice, we hereby state pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 512, that we have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owners, their respective agents, or the law.

Also pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we hereby state, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State California and under the laws of the United States, that the information in this notification is accurate and that we are authorized to act on behalf of the owners of the exclusive rights being infringed as set forth in this notification.

Please contact us at the above listed address or by replying to this email should you have any questions.

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response is requested.

Respectfully,

Hemanshu Nigam
Director
Worldwide Internet Enforcement


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