reply to tired
Re: Well written article about TSI and the copyright deal
said by tired:I'm not familiar with how these things are investigated, so I don't know whether that's correct or not. said by Ree:
The problem is it takes time to get there, and all the while people will be assuming your guilty.
Nope. The police won't issue a press release saying they have launched an investigation to find out if Neighbour Bob is uploading child porn just because he pays the bill attached to an IP address that was associated with it. They'll gather real evidence and if they find it will lay charges and then Neighbour Bob will be outed as a creep. Nobody will be assuming anything unless charges are actually laid.
Yes, it's possible they perform a thorough investigation and only make arrests/file charges after they're 99% sure they've got the right guy.
It seems like it would be much easier for them to just identify Neighbour Bob as the owner of the IP in question, seize all his electronic crap, and start the investigation from there though. And that's how the news always seems to present their methods (although I realize media likes to sensationalize things, so maybe their representation is incorrect.)
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reply to MaynardKrebs
said by MaynardKrebs:Actually that isn't confirming they won't rollover. In this case there is a privacy law whereas they cannot freely hand over customer information without a court order. Rolling over is simply saying "ok sure as long as you have the court papers". said by RobOutback:
Please, Teksavvy, confirm that you NEVER hand over private information without a court order or search warrant.
In this Voltage matter, they have confirmed that they don't just roll over and had the info out.
reply to KPaul
It is my opinion that it is Teksavvy's responsibility to analyze the "proof" based on which the customer information is requested and to bring up any concerns with the court. This is required to ensure that the request has merit and is not just after customer info.
Canadian courts don't have the expertise to do such an analysis themselves - they need an expert to call out BS when they see it. Teksavvy's responsibility should be limited to that capacity. Once the court has all the facts, they can make a decision and it will be up to the customers to defend themselves further.
There are a lot of holes in voltage's case and they need to be pointed out.