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Courts Want “Something More” Than an IP-Address to Catch Pirates

Postby MrFredPFL » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:18 am

Story :

While it’s not getting making big headlines in the mainstream media, US courts are still loaded with BitTorrent related lawsuits.

The cases are filed by a small group of copyright holders. To state their claim, these companies generally rely on IP-addresses as evidence.

These IP-address details are collected from BitTorrent swarms and linked to a geographical location using geolocation tools. With this information in hand, rightsholders ask the courts to grant a subpoena, forcing Internet providers to hand over the personal details of the associated account holder.

In recent weeks, however, more and more judges have begun to ask questions.

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