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Re: How can people be wrongly accused of this recent issue? The IP just indicates what location the connection terminates at, but it does not indicate which computer was used or the person committing the infringement.
For example I could have a WIFI router connected to my internet connection with no security in place (think coffee shop) should the owner of that coffee shop be liable for things that their customer did on the internet. Same with Airport Lounge, or Mall.
Or what about an apartment where internet is shared among multiple roommates, if I am the subscriber but my roommates infringed copyright should I be on the hook just because I am the account holder?
It is not possible for the copyright holder to determine who the actual infringer was.