Need IP Address/DMCA Notice Help
Hello iPad Forum. I realize this has nothing to do with an iPad or Apple, but I don't know where else I can get help.
I received a DMCA Notice from my internet provider, however I am absolutely positive I was not the person who downloaded the file in question. On the day this copyrighted file was downloaded, a friend (that i know downloads movies & TV shows) was at my apartment and on the internet. Said friend denies they downloaded the file.
I was given the IP address from my internet provider, but how can I figure out what machine had the IP XX.XX.XXX.24? I realize all the machines hooked up to my wireless router (which is password protected) will have the same numbers for the ones X'd out. Is there a way to figure out which computer had 24 as their last digits?
If my friend is lying, I'd like to catch him on it. If they were truthful and did not download it, how can I protect myself? This positively wasn't me, and my wireless router is password protected, so how else could somebody be on my network and download the file?
Also, has anyone tired to refute a DMCA Notice? If this wasn't my friend, I'm going to refute this notice. What happens if I do refute it, and what type of investigation will there be? I don't know where this file is, so I could I even remove it?
Thanks for your help, I'm in great need if it right now.