|reply to FFH |
Re: Using IP address legal & practical
said by FFH:So if someone hacks your WiFi and downloads music and movies, you're responsible?
I always laugh when I see this lame argument trotted out as a reason to not punish someone for piracy. The IP addr can be traced back to the lessee of the internet connection. And it is settled law in many cases(especially civil law cases) that the owner/lessee can be liable for and punished for actions taken by others using the property for which they are responsible.
Plus, when did it become against the rules to share your WiFi connection? I guess all those times my parents told me to share something with other children, they should have been telling me to push them away and scream "MINE!". After all, by sharing my toys, the toy companies were losing out on sales from the other parents, right?
Also, where is the independent review of the information collection methods to ensure that they're accurate? Give me an IP address and I can create a fake screenshot, which will be 100% indistinguishable from the real thing, showing that address downloading anything you can name.