AMC chases 'Fear the Walking Dead" pirates

AMC chases 'Fear the Walking Dead" pirates

Postby ntscuser » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:11 pm

With over 10 million viewers AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead broke rating records for a series premiere.

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This success directly translates to illegitimate channels where over a million people downloaded the first episode quickly after its release.

AMC is not ignoring this unauthorized audience and has started to send out warnings to ISPs across the United States. TF has seen several warning letters targeted at U.S. Internet users.

The company wants the affected subscribers to “remove or delete all unauthorized copies” and ensure that their account is “no longer used to copy or distribute” the episode(s).

The warnings are sent through AMC’s anti-piracy partner MarkMonitor. They’re formatted as DMCA notices and their main purpose is to inform subscribers that someone is using their Internet connection to pirate the show.

“AMC believes that subscribers have a right to know when their Internet accounts are being used for content theft, or if they are otherwise unwittingly downloading or distributing files that are subject to copyright protection,” the notices read.

In addition to users of standard BitTorrent clients and Popcorn Time, they’re also targeting the eDonkey network.

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