I got notification from my cable/internet company that I am being named in a civil law suit for illegally downloading a movie. Now, here's the issue, I only have til Wednesday to respond and I did not download the movie. My BIL lives with us, and he's rather "off the map" but he's an adult (in fact he's older than I am, but that's non-consequential) and HE is the one who did the downloading. BUT, it's MY name on the internet account. I don't have time to get legal council because we only have til 3/23/11 to respond to the paperwork.
What I was wondering is if I contact the cable companies' legal dept. (which has their number listed on the paperwork) can I have HIS information submitted for the lawsuit rather than my own? I realize I am the one who "owns" the account, but I don't go around policing his computers as he's not my child and he is an adult (although hind sight says maybe I should have)...
My other question is what kind of cost will we be facing once the suit goes through, as I'm sure it will? Again, as far as I am concerned I feel he should be responsible, but I'm sure we will end up paying for at least most of it...
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