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Internet protocol (IP) addresses associated with several major Hollywood studios were recently logged using bittorrent networks to share films created by rival studios, according to a report on peer-to-peer blog TorrentFreak.
Working with the bittorrent tracking service ScanEye, TorrentFreak identified IP addresses registered to Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures sharing films, television shows and games. A “WhoIs” search confirms one of the addresses TorrentFreak published does indeed belong to Paramount.
The same studios are the principle driving force behind the forthcoming “six strikes” anti-piracy scheme that will log IP addresses engaged in media piracy and deliver warnings to users.
Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
are they sure that the companies aren't in fact sharing their own movies in an attempt to log the ips of people downloading them?
either way.. where do you think these dvd screeners and things come from, only certain people can get them and have access to them so only those people can share them...
these companies are a bunch of idiots anyways... they have no clue how to enforce anything.. 6 strikes and ur out hmm guess I would have been out about 20k strikes ago
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by dc4lifeskater
My issue with this is that when they do it, it amounts to entrapment. To take information gained through this methodology into legal action, to me, is a violation of the 5th Amendment.