According to the rules in the US and Canada, Comcast forwards copyright infringement notices to subscribers who have allegedly downloaded torrents. These DMCA notices list the title, IP-address, and other download details. They are also accompanied by a stark warning notifying the subscriber of a possible account termination
The subscriber, who posted his story on Reddit, was sent 44 letters for one and the same torrent. The Spongebob Season 8 torrent was downloaded by his brother and is apparently well tracked. Usually, alleged downloaders only receive one letter per offence, but one Comcast subscriber received a whole stack in the mail this week.According to Reddit's user story:
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