I'm sitting here freaking out a little bit, and I was wondering if anyone here could help. Here's the lowdown:
I'm 16 years old, and recently I pirated a modern PC game. It was dumb, yes. But I really don't want to get any people trying to correct my morals, believe you me, they stand corrected. Anyway, about a week ago (the 30th of Sep.) my mom got an email from our internet provider (a little local magnet company to at&t) from a company that owns the copyrights to the game I downloaded. I only found out about this a week later. The email says they don't know who i am but they have my IP on file. So... I frantically opened up utorrent, stopped seeding (i hadn't been, just for a few seconds when i opened it up to close it) and then uninstalled the game, and deleted it from my computer (yeah i emptied the recycle bin.) So... what now? How much trouble am I in? It shouldn't be too much... I'm a kid that pirated a game, tons of people do it. Doesn't make it right, I understand, but this isn't going to be a thousand of dollar lawsuit is it? Please let me know if I should be freaking out a lot or a little. I also repeat that it has been a week since this email was sent to us.
Thanks so much, and I really hope this isn't infringing upon the rules of these forums.