ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – I am a Comcast subscriber.  Starting in this year of 2015 I have been bombarded with a steady stream of notices from Comcast alleging copyright violations.  Below is a copy of the latest such notice I have received:

From: “Comcast Customer Security Assurance” <>
Date: October 8, 2015 at 12:49:31 PM EDT
To: “Comcast Internet Subscriber” <REDACTED >
Subject: Notice of Claim of Copyright Infringement.

Notice of Action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Abuse Incident Number:      REDACTED
Report Date/Time:           2015-10-06T18:19:36Z

Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Subscriber:

Comcast has received a notification by a copyright owner, or its authorized agent, reporting an alleged infringement of one or more copyrighted works made on or over Comcast’s High-Speed Internet service (the ‘Service’).  The copyright owner has identified the Internet Protocol (‘IP’) address associated with your Service account at the time as the source of the infringing works.  The works identified by the copyright owner in its notification are listed below.  Comcast reminds you that use of the Service (or any part of the Service) in any manner that constitutes an infringement of any copyrighted work is a violation of Comcast’s Acceptable Use Policy and may result in the suspension or termination of your Service account.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, you may direct them to Comcast in one of the following formats:

Comcast Customer Security Assurance
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
1800 Bishops Gate Blvd., 3rd Floor East Wing
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 U.S.A.
Phone: (888) 565-4329
Fax: (856) 324-2940

For more information regarding Comcast’s copyright infringement policy, procedures, and contact information, please read our Acceptable Use Policy by clicking on the Terms of Service link at

Comcast Customer Security Assurance

Copyright work(s) identified in the notification of claimed infringement:

Infringing Work: Rocco’s Big Mess
Filename: Rocco’s Big Mess ~ Rocco Sifferdi ~ [RRG]{Brego}
Infringement Date: 2015-10-06T18:19:36Z
Infringement Type: Movie
Infringement Method: P2P
Reporting Party:
Reporting Party Case: REDACTED
Reporting Party FAQ: null

When I received the first such spurious notice, I immediately called the phone number indicated to profess my innocence and attempted to clear my good name.  Comcast Customer Service responded that the notice was in error and that I should not worry about it and just ignore it.  But they have continued to spam me with such false notices of alleged violations that never happened.

I will not ignore this.  It is an outrage to be falsely accused.  I have never downloaded a movie off of the internet, and have never even heard of the movie title listed on the notice above.  I have a secure Wi Fi network with password protection.  Some notices have alleged violations at hours of the night when I know my entire household was asleep.

I object to Comcast creating a paper trail of false accusations of copyright violation against me, which may be used against me in the future under unknown venues or jurisdictions.  The notice gives Comcast customers no indication as to whether there are any monetary damage claims being made, and as I noted above, calls to object or defend are neither recorded nor followed up on.

Is this happening to you?  How widespread is this pattern of corporate malfeasance on the part of Comcast?  Why is Comcast doing this?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act has created a dense minefield of violation liability, has eviscerated the notion of Fair Use, and is used as a tool of oppression against consumers in favor of the Big Media giants.  The Federal government, with corporate complicity, has not only created pervasive spy nets, but also a web of trip wires in order to create grounds for political prosecutions of anyone deemed an enemy of the Regime—a convenient and ready excuse to ensnare political dissenters with trumped up, phony criminal charges and civil liability.

But the DMCA does have one provision that can be used against false accusers.  17 U.S. Code sec. 512(f) provides:

(f)Misrepresentations.—Any person who knowingly materially misrepresents under this section—

(1) that material or activity is infringing, or

(2) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification,

shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.

If you are a Comcast customer and you have been falsely accused of copyright violations, do not ignore it.  Call and write to Comcast and tell them you are as mad as Hell, and you aren’t going to take their crap anymore!

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