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(BBC)   Are you responsible for piracy traced to your net connection? Let's ask 12 people too dumb to get out of jury duty   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Interesting, Internet Protocol, landmark case, settled out of court, TorrentFreak  
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4767 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Oct 2012 at 6:30 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-10 04:00:44 PM  
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Cewley: fark you subby. i spent six months on a grand jury, and i can assure you most of them had a higher iQ then yours.

Then yours? Kinda shot your premise there.
2012-10-10 09:38:49 PM  
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Relatively Obscure: Maybe, but it's just not that goddamn tough. I can open up my browser, type nothing but "PORN" into the address bar, and it brings up a link to streaming porn. That seems easier to figure out than torrents. But, some people are easy to overestimate, it's true. A friend of mine did recently have to give a talk at her work on using email. So, you could be right.

Sometimes you're in a situation where a decent live internet connection isn't available and you have to fall back on the bank, the office network is slow and/or blocks streaming protocols but luckily you've got a USB stick and thanks to that 25 page test you just brought in the students are too preoccupied to bother you, even with the sound really low.
2012-10-10 06:49:06 PM  
1 vote:
Here's an odd realization I had: if this is successful, in that the IP address is not considered sufficient to prove an individual user did the downloading, then I expect the industry to (slowly) get behind pushing IPv6.

Why? Because there are so many addresses, NAT pretty much doesn't happen anymore, even on residential routers (the few that support IPv6 anyway). Connections are given a range of public addresses to choose from, which are assigned to every device on the network. No private addresses, even behind the firewall. Any torrenting done with IPv6 would be tracked to an IP address that represented an individual computer, not the residential router the computer connects through.

This, of course, assumes that the RIAA/MPAA has any people who actually understand technology. They did figure out how to spell "IP Address" on a subpoena though, so maybe there's one or two hiding in there.
2012-10-10 03:50:31 PM  
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fark you subby. i spent six months on a grand jury, and i can assure you most of them had a higher iQ then yours.
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