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    IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    Oregon District Court dismisses piracy case as IP address "doesn't prove anything".
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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    Being taken to court over the alleged illegal downloading of an Adam Sandler movie.

    No wonder he fought against it.

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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    Though an IP address may be good evidence in some cases, it is hardly a smoking gun in general. Even in this case, somebody could have been stealing Mr. Gonzales' WIFI.

    Good for the judge!

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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    I suspect case law will eventually get to the point of the subscriber being responsible for the line. EU rulings were moving the other way, giving people with open WiFi or VPN endpoints the same protection as an ISP, they're merely conduits.

    I can't see the UK government going that way without EU encouragement though.

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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    Still saver to use a decent VPN

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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I suspect case law will eventually get to the point of the subscriber being responsible for the line. EU rulings were moving the other way, giving people with open WiFi or VPN endpoints the same protection as an ISP, they're merely conduits.

    I can't see the UK government going that way without EU encouragement though.
    Don't worry in the new UK state to be accused is to be guilty. One cannot be accused if one is not guilty.

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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    New ?

    For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone.
    That's David "call me Dave" Cameron on need for a more fascist society.

    http://indy100.independent.co.uk/art...id--e1q_01xlZZ

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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    There are some cracks in this case and the outcome could've been different.

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    Re: IP address not a smoking gun in movie piracy case says US judge

    Quote Originally Posted by valhar2000 View Post
    Though an IP address may be good evidence in some cases, it is hardly a smoking gun in general. Even in this case, somebody could have been stealing Mr. Gonzales' WIFI.
    So true any hacker worth there salt can easily mirror and IP address eater to use you computer as a proxy passing all data thought it making it look like you the you the one downloading or simply use it as a mirror

    So I agree it is Good for the judge
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