A private company, copyrightsettlements.com , has recently detected that my laptop was being used to download copyrighted materials using our university server. My university did not disclose my identity to them, but forwarded me their settlement offer of $250.
While I have no problem with paying this settlement, I find it worrisome that, as of now, copyrightsettlements.com has no awareness of my identity, but if I did pay, then they would know who I am.
On the other hand, if I do not settle, I can never know when a subpoena might come. What is your advice?