Acceptable Use Policy
If your computer is being used in the exchange of unauthorized copies of copyrighted material (music, movies, television shows, or software), COLTONTEL request that you take action to stop the copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is a violation of COLTONTEL’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). You can review COLTONTEL’s AUP by clicking here.
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Definition of Notice of Copyright Infringement
COLTONTEL receives notices from copyright holders, or their designated agents, stating a COLTONTEL Internet subscriber has used or acquired copyrighted work(s) without authorization from the copyright holder. This is called a “Notice of Copyright Infringement.”
Filing a Copyright Counter-Notification
You will want to consult an attorney for legal advice. However, if you believe that your service was not used to commit the alleged infringement, you believe that you have legal ownership of the material in question, or you have another legal right to file a counter-notice, you can file a copyright counter-notification with COLTONTEL. Note: When you file a copyright counter-notification, COLTONTEL will forward your notification to the copyright holder or its designated agent. This means that your notice, including your name, address and contact information will be shared with the copyright holder or its designated agent. For information on how to file a copyright counter-notification, click here.
The resources below will provide you with more information on copyright infringement.
Obtaining Files Legally
You can obtain affordable music, movies, and television shows from a variety of sources. Some include: Music:
Movies and Television Shows: For a list of online movie and television sites visit, respectcopyrights.org/getmovies.html.
Notice to Pay
COLTONTEL forwards copyright notices to the affected customers as long as the notice meets the requirements of the DMCA. It is possible a copyright holder or an agency working on their behalf, might ask you to send them money by giving you a pre-settlement offer. COLTONTEL cannot advise you on how to proceed with these pre-settlement offers. However it’s also possible you may receive an email or pop-up on your computer that accuses you of copyright infringement and is connected with a fake payment site used to collect credit card numbers. You can view an example of one of these fraudulent sites and get more information by clicking here. COLTONTEL does not ask for any payments related to copyright infringement.
You received a Notice of Copyright Infringement because COLTONTEL received a notice from a copyright holder alleging that your Internet account has been involved in the exchange of unauthorized copies of copyrighted material (for example: music, movies, television shows, software, etc.). COLTONTEL forwards the notice on to you on the behalf of the copyright holder.
Results of Notice
It is possible the copyright holder would take legal action against you. You should consult your own attorney for legal advice. Click here to review the government’s summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Also, COLTONTEL may have to suspend or disconnect your service as a result of repeat copyright infringements. You can review COLTONTEL’s Acceptable Use Policy by clicking here.
Stopping Exchange of Infringement Material
A visitor could have connected his/her laptop to your modem or home network and used your Internet connection to download the copyrighted material. It also could have been another family member using your own computer to make the download. Or if you have a wireless home network that is not secured, it is possible that someone outside your home is using your Internet connection without your permission to share and download the copyrighted material. Below, are some tips for keeping your home computer secured.
Time Specified On Notice
The time cited in the copyright notice may not be the date and time at which you downloaded the material. It may be the time the material – which was stored on your computer – was accessed by someone else. You may still be held responsible by the copyright holder even if you were not actively involved in sharing at the time. If the file is on your computer, and if your computer is turned on and connected to the internet, the material may be available for others to access without your permission.
Rules and regulations pertaining to the provision of Wireless Broadband Internet Access Service (“WBIAS”). click here.
The information on this page is provided to you for informational purpose only, and is not intended as legal advice. If you believe you rights under United States copyright law have been infringed, you should consult with your attorney.