My friend’s torrent tracker was on when he visited me. He downloaded several files illegally. I hot notice from my internet provider saying that there is an investigation. My friend left to another country. What do I do? I have never ever downloaded anything illegally.
Proving that you are not liable for a copyright or related violation would be difficult. Some of the content owners can be extremely aggressive, and it may require your expenditure of significant legal fees to make any attempt to establish lack of liability.
Often the content owners are more interested in making a point and deterring others than extracting large fines, so you may be able to settle any claim for something relatively affordable, and without your name becoming public, understanding though that whatever you might have to pay will seem painful.
You should consult an attorney immediately. Any claim against you would be best handled by getting a handle on it early.
If what you're saying is true you can show that the device ID; MAC address; even the ports used are not typical to your devices and find a log of internet connectivity for the device your friend brought over during the time when the violation occurred.
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