Copyright Enforcement Group (CEG-TEK)

While CEG-TEK‘s lawyers do some “classing” copyright trolling, i.e. sue masses in frivolous bittorent lawsuits, this shakedown outfit specializes on sending small amount claims (as small as $200) to its victims and direct them to a payment site. This activity includes pursuing amateur sites that post copyrighted images and other shakedown activities in addition to targeting bittorent users. While this page is an appropriate place to discuss the lawsuits initiated by this troll group, attorney Rob Cashman has by far more expertise when it comes to the small amount claims please read multiple article about CEG-TEK by Rob and inquire advice there.


CEG-TEK has its own “expert” (not certified, of course) Jon Nicolini.

Relevant posts
  1. trolled by CEG TEK says:

    Okay I believe I have a different question than those posed so far. I got a notice like others here from CEG TEK signed by Ira Siegel. It was for an adult video from Brazzers. After reading the forums I understand that there probably won’t be any lawsuits from CEG TEK but what I’m worried about is more notices because I don’t want my wife to see them. She will kill me. The initial message was from my ISP (Suddenlink) when I tried to use the internet. A page popped up with the message saying you did this etc. Click here saying you won’t ever do it again and we’ll restore your internet. Then the message by Ira saying to pay up. I have NOT been to the Copywrightsettlements site so they don’t have my info. So my big question is will I see any more messages from my ISP? When the deadline passes? Has anyone been contacted this way a second time if they have had no torrent activity? Also one other question, I keep hearing CEG TEK hasn’t sued in a while but have they ever subpoenaed contact information? Could I ever expect a phone call or letter if I have never been to the copywrightsettlement site?

    Thank you to anyone who can help.

    • trolled by CEG TEK says:

      Okay so I ended up talking to one of the very popular lawyers mentioned in many of the forums. I was informed that Suddenlink (charter communications) now no longer needs a subpoena to get your information in that they are voluntary sharing geolocation data. So they can get your address then go to any number of sites like Spokeo and get names and phone numbers then start harassing you by phone or mail. But I haven’t heard this on the forums anywhere. He’s says it’s standard practice now if you go past the deadline. I was just going to ignore but this has me scared. Has anyone here been contacted via mail or phone who has NOT been to the copywrightsettlements site? How accurate is geolocation data anyhow? He mentioned that if your in an apartment it’s hard to get a location but if your in a residence it’s easier. Now I’m even considering getting a prepaid credit card and trying that if it will even work. Has anyone tried that?

      • really scared says:

        What lawyer did you talk to? What else did he say? What about making an anonymous payment…how would that be done?

  2. GoTo_Fail says:

    Hi everyone,

    I got a fowarded (CEG) mail from my ISP, said me I downloaded a porn movie (via torrent).
    First time I shitted in my pants… After a few minutes, I did a small research and I found that blog.
    This comforted me a little. Thanx guys!
    First of all, I open the link in the mail with Tor browser (link below) to see what is about.
    They want to me pay 225$ or they will sue me.
    I have until May 6th.
    Actual situation, they have my ip, but not my name etc…
    I changed my ip address (how to change see link below), even if it does not change everything much, but at least it’s done.

    Last thing, if you scared, go to church! I’m joking, I wish you the best of luck!
    And stop torrents or P2P!

    Change ip:

  3. Anonymous says:

    My deadline is approaching this upcoming week and find myself getting more nervous. I logged in to see the amount but didn’t fill in any information. Would it be a bad idea to buy a prepaid Visa card and use that to pay the settlement? I’m not sure I feel entirely comfortable just ignoring it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Also, has anyone on here successfully paid their settlement without any issues?

  5. spideymtl says:

    Hi…I got a notice from CEG-TEK.
    I am imediately planning on getting a VPN because this freaks me out. I read the blog posts saying not to reply. So what should I do? Speak to my ISP?

  6. Steve says:

    I got one for downloading Spin Class Ass 2, this was through Shaw Cable and I decided to pay the settlement, though I wish I would have waited until closer to the due date which was for May 3rd. What worried me was the possibility of ever having to pay more so I paid the $225 settlement. Even though that’s me admitting guilt; if I ever wanted to I could get a lawyer and claim that I was scared into doing it and there was also no bold print in the email to say what my choices really were.

    I have been using CyberGhost and NZB Server but at the time I downloaded I was not secure and it was when using uTorrent.

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