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.

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

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Have any of you who have the “six strike system” internet provider,
    gotten an email forwarded to settle a statement?

    If it is true that companies like Comcast just give you a warning with no forward,
    i can only assume that the subscriber has not even gotten to see a statement, which really does prove nothing happens

    • Anonymous says:

      So is it that Malibu Media only represents x-art and ceg-tek basically “monitors” downloads of every other studio, sends a threat letter hoping to get paid and if not they just go about their business sending more letters in hopes of scaring people into contacting them and giving them money? When in reality nothing ever happens and they just feed off of people’s fear of a lawsuit…?

  2. Whitaker says:

    If the CEG-TEK’s online settlement statements shows the same title repeated a few times, is this a duplicate or they are demanding a settlement for both upload and download?

    • Me says:

      More than likely – since I haven’t seen your notice and I’m just guessing, based on what I’ve gotten from them personally – the settlement statements for the same titles mean that they’ve monitored the file being shared on more than one occasion. I’ve received two notices on one title shared twice over a 3 day span.

  3. Chuck says:

    All deadlines have now passed. Still early to say much but I have heard nothing from Charter or our favorite scum bag Siegel. Still have the feeling this is a scam of some sort as previously discussed here. How I would love to meet that ass hole face to face. Just keeping my promise to post on this whole process for anyone else in the same boat I am. If it does go to court I will be in California in about three months so I may take a trip down to the scum bags place of business. One of the things I did in the military was find people so who knows…..

    • Anonymous says:

      I just paid them $350 because I did not want a law suit. Was that the wrong thing to do? I’m lost please help!

    • T says:

      I just paid them $350 because I did not want a law suit. Was that the wrong thing to do? I’m lost please help!

      • Me says:

        If you can’t read over previous comments in this thread and do your own research to come to the conclusions regarding CEG that many others already have, nothing anybody says here is going to help you.

  4. Dee says:

    @Chuck, hope you never get to see that asshole no’r deal with him, that’s the best wish I can wish for you my friend. I understand what you mean by meeting him, but hopefully out of court, lol. Good luck to you my friend, since I am in the same boat as you and nothing never happened, passed a month since deadline, nothing yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hello, I live in Mass. My deadline is March 1st. Since they have had bad luck in my state, I hope it amounts to just a threat.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What are the chances that lawsuit will actually be filed? I’ve heard a lot about how inactive CEG TEK has been but I’m still unsure about the possibilities of action from them.

    • SJD says:

      Do you wake up every morning with a question “what chances are that I will be killed by a car today”? Well, not only the likelihood to be killed in a car crash is non-zero, it is significantly greater than a chance of scumbag Ira Siegel filing a lawsuit.

      Especially in your state.

  6. JSelene says:

    I just got an e-mail from Century Link this morning with an unbelievable amount of BS from these people. Something like 8 porn videos. And if I “settle” with them for 2k they’ll leave me alone. Then I go to my router and find that I can’t even block the web site thay claim I used to download all of this trash!

  7. Tug says:

    I got a notice from Ira via my ISP. Notice for a porn movie downloaded by my son. He has downloaded a few things from Torrent. Not doing it anymore and all files have been deleted. Deadline for the porn movie download payment is 3/27, $250 due. I live in PA. Should I just sit and wait?

    • Chuck says:

      Hard to say my friend. I myself will fight to my last penny and then counter sue if it comes to it. Good luck!!!

  8. Jason says:

    I stupidly called them. They said they will call back. What should I do? Do I need to respond their phone call? or just ignore that?

    • SJD says:

      I’d ignore. Though expect they will be persistent. These scumbags are desperate and intense harassment is their bread and butter.

  9. Chuck says:

    Still waiting here in my home state. As stated I continue to post in the hopes of keeping the information flow going. It has been several months since the scum bag Siegel had Charter Cable forward me notices attempting to extort money. So far no subpoena for my information. So far so good I suppose. The fact that I know for a fact I have done nothing wrong still causes me a great deal of worry and aggravation. One good thing is the asshole has made no attempts to wreck his havoc were I live. No cases pending and no requests for IP information although some cases are starting to pop up. As stated I will continue to post and carry on the good fight.

  10. Nikolai says:

    How likely is it for CEG-TEK to sue someone in the same state, I’m northern CA and they are Southern CA

    so far all they have is my IP from the notice and the same IP confirming when I opened their links

    also what could I do to secure my network from people scanning my area for the IP (without using VPN or any of those services)

    • SJD says:

      How likely is it for CEG-TEK to sue someone in the same state, I’m northern CA and they are Southern CA.

      The likelihood is between zero and slim. Ira is in a pure bluff business: harassment only, no lawsuits.

      • Nikolai says:

        Will they follow up with a 2nd email? I’ve been told a 2nd email does not follow up all seeding activity has stopped from that IP…

        so far I deleted the video I’ve been caught for, and uninstalled utorrent. anything else I should delete? anything on my network I should configure?

  11. Looks like they possibly set up a honey pot, so they can entrap people for downloads…..

  12. Student says:

    Ira has sent me a copyright infringement notice via my university for downloading copyrighted content via bittorrent..I have no idea about it..my deadline to settle is May 11 2014..Should I Ignore the threat email?

      • Student says:

        Did you have a similar situation and ignored it? What were the consequences after the deadline of the settlement?

        • Me says:

          I did have a similar situation. A year and a half ago, I received two notices regarding two titles. Not knowing what I do now, I freaked out and even went so far as going to their site and entering the case #’s that were given to me. That’s when I started to research and I found this site, along with a few others, that detailed what these notices were. Over the course of three months, I received a total of 14 notices regarding three titles that were allegedly shared on seperate times over the course of a few weeks. My deadlines went up in February of last year and I have heard nothing and after researching CGI’s practices and the way this scam works, I don’t expect to.

  13. Student says:

    Thanks for the reply! I hope it was by CEG-TEK and you resided in the US when the infringement happened! And the notice was sent by Ira Seigel in your case!

    • Nikolai says:

      I was told I can change and secure my network so CEG-TEK cannot scan me again

      So far I changed my SSID, the password to WPA2K, and enabled mac address filtering
      anything else I can do to secure my network without using a VPN (college internet)

      since I’ve done this and stopped all activity, how likely is it now that they will send a followup letter

      • Anonymous says:

        None of that has anything to do with how they detect infringement, except for the “stopped all activity”. They aren’t war-driving through your neighborhood trying to connect to your home network via WiFi, they’re just monitoring swarms over plain old TCP/UDP.

        However, changing your home network security like that IS helpful when its someone else on your network who was doing the torrenting.

        • Nikolai says:

          I realized I accidentally replied to a topic rather than starting a new one, sorry

          well all activity was stopped and no contact was made with them besides my roommate emailing them a week ago saying something along the lines of “I don’t know anything about this and I didn’t do it.”

          So far no reply to his email or anything.. deadline may30th.

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