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Standard User stevepressman
(member) Fri 08-Mar-19 03:43:56
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Using file sharing with Zen

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Probably been asked a thousand time but if I swap to Zen can I continue to use my Filesharing programmes like Utorrent and do they block torrent sharing sites? I don`t use them for illegal software just to download TV shows from the USA.

Standard User nbarker
(regular) Thu 14-Mar-19 17:22:49
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Re: Using file sharing with Zen

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Zen don't block ports / throttle traffic etc.

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Standard User caffn8me
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 15-Mar-19 00:40:57
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Re: Using file sharing with Zen

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If you download copyright material using a torrent client it's quite possible you'll receive an email such as the following;

Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:40:08 +0000
From: Zen Abuse Department <>
To: xxxx@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Notice of alleged copyright infringement


Dear xxxxx,

We have received a Take Down notice from an organisation or individual which
states they are the rights holder, or represent the rights holder, for the
following material:

A Quiet Place

They have alleged that a host on your network is being used for the
distribution (download and/or upload) of the material - or parts of the
material - named above without authorisation. They have verified that they
are, or represent, the rights holder through reliable means which compares
the data alleged to be on your network through identifying information
unique to the file (known as a 'hash value' - essentially a digital

The information below shows the host IP address and method by which the
material is apparently being distributed:

File name:      A Quiet Place
Last detected:  Fri Jun 29 12:09:16 2018
IP:     xxxxxxxxxx


Notice ID: d57f538c46215f5b228d
Complainant: Paramount Pictures Corporation
Infringement Timestamp: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:09:16 GMT
Infringers IP Address: xxxxxxxxxx
Protocol: BitTorrent
Port ID: 55099
Infringed File Title: A Quiet Place
Infringed File Name: A.Quiet.Place.2018.720p.BluRay.H264.AAC-RARBG
File hash: effc9c7d8514c92f837da0a1a2607c3cfe090755
Infringed File Size: 1174093393 bytes (1.09G)

The associated Zen Username is:

We have opened a fault with ID xxxxxxxx under your account to reference this
notification. As per Zen Internet's Abuse procedure we will continue to
monitor for further reports for 7 days, if there are no further reports this
case will be closed.

We hereby request that should the material named above exist on one, or
more, of your hosts that you prevent the distribution of this material. If
you do not believe this file is hosted on your network we recommend ensuring
you are not operating an unsecured Wireless network; for more information on
Wireless networking please see the following guide:

The following webpage offers an FAQ regarding copyright law and this notice:

Zen will not take action against you regarding this take-down notice and we
will not supply any customer details to a third-party without an appropriate
court order.

Please be aware, however, that the rights holder is permitted by law to
request a court order for disclosure of subscriber details should they wish
to pursue a claim for damages through the court. Zen would be required to
comply with such a request.

Zen Technical Support - Abuse Department
Zen Internet Ltd.
T: 0845 058 9009

Zen Internet Limited is registered in England No. 03101568, VAT Reg No. 686
0495 01.

No, it wasn't me, but it was at one of the sites I manage. It didn't take long to identify the culprit and there hasn't been a repeat performance since.


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Standard User Dash
(regular) Thu 21-Mar-19 15:12:08
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Re: Using file sharing with Zen

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Zen don't block traffic (aside from SMB hosting by default).

They do have to follow the law though. They will notify you of any copyright complaints about your IP address, and would have to conform with any court order requesting your identity etc. If you aren't downloading material that has copyright lawyers chasing then there are no obstructions.
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