said by gatorkram:
I have always had the feeling, these people have no clue what they are doing..
I asked a question a long time ago, in another post, about how these companies go about figuring out what you are doing, is even infringement.
Do they host the files themselves like a honeypot, and wait for people to connect, download and share, or do they just randomly look for files with particular names, and then join those swarms, and start collecting IPs, etc.
I wonder, how much you even have to share, before it becomes a violation, or how much of a download you have to complete.
So many questions, and so few real answers... I don't see any problems at all from this, oh and I have some water front property you might be interested in...
the "companies" are working on behalf of the copyright holder, which would allow them to honeypot and mass pull IP addresses. i know it looks seriously dirty to do(considering that you don't get the entire FILE from them, only a part realistically).
and remember, they are acting on behalf of the RIAA/MPAA so they don't have to sign contracts with actual artists to pursue people.