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matsta31 May 4, 2011 11:29 AM

Ip adress, torrents and Law suit in USA
 
U.S. Judge Makes Landmark Ruling That an IP Address Does Not Equal a Person | PC Perspective

Interesting ruling for the future of torrents and large IP adress based suits.

enaberif May 4, 2011 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by matsta31 (Post 511984)

Shouldn't be something to be argued with in the first place considering that the IP address doesn't prove anything.

That just proves a computer out there somewhere has a IP given to it by a DHCP client.. who is on the other side of it has no relevance.

JD May 4, 2011 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 511986)
Shouldn't be something to be argued with in the first place considering that the IP address doesn't prove anything.

That just proves a computer out there somewhere has a IP given to it by a DHCP client.. who is on the other side of it has no relevance.

Hasn't there been discussions of IP portability though? Amongst wireless devices namely and possibly part of IPv6? I think if we eventually have "static" IPs assigned to devices when you purchase them, it would make a much more solid case in court.

enaberif May 4, 2011 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by JD (Post 512062)
Hasn't there been discussions of IP portability though? Amongst wireless devices namely and possibly part of IPv6? I think if we eventually have "static" IPs assigned to devices when you purchase them, it would make a much more solid case in court.

Perhaps to some degree but what if you lose your phone or your buddy is doing something on it? Then all that can happen is that you the owner is going to get nailed for something you didn't do.

SugarJ May 4, 2011 03:38 PM

Fortunately, we live in a country where guilt has to be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. While IP addresses might lead to routers or computers, they do not prove who was operating them or had access to them.

_dangtx_ May 4, 2011 07:01 PM

wait for c32 or whatever its called

then youll see the mom being sued and trashed tru courts for her 10 yr old kids downloading of a few songs or whatever...:)


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