I’m looking to move hosts since my current one is having a s**t at me for some copyright infringement stuff.
I run a dump site for a few friends where I let them keep real backups of their large media files 'cause most of them travel a lot and like having remote access to their music (mainly mp3s, a few people keep DVD rips, some docs, etc). Anyway, this friend of one of my users asks for some space, i say fine, give him 20Gb storage and 40GB transfer to upload his stuff.
Next thing I know, my host send me a dirty email saying I’ve got a bunch of copyrighted stuff on my site. The idiot is using me like I’m Rapidshare and has put a couple of new release movies up and posted the links all over the web. Now my host is really pissed off. I said I’ve really got no idea what people are putting in their private directories and the host is welcome to cut of access to any file they like while I make enquiries as to whos been naughty. I don’t know much about the DMCA, but I thought the host just took stuff down as soon as they got a complaint and that was the end of it.
So anyway, my question is: is this the kind of thing that would get me booted off Dreamhost, or do I get some kind of email and a black mark against my account, or do you just block access to the content or what?
Basically, how do you guys handle the kind of situation I’ve got?