Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:11 UTC, submitted by LostAirman
Legal The way the Internet is set up now, an I.P. address, by itself, doesn't identify an individual user. But an I.P. address can be traced to a specific Internet service provider, and with a subpoena, the Internet provider can be forced to identify which of their customers was assigned a particular I.P. address at a particular time. That is how the recording industry has been identifying and suing people who use file sharing programs.
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Theft is theft but
by jefro on Tue 8th Jul 2008 21:22 UTC
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Shame other types of internet crimes don't seem to get investigated. Bunch of crooks out there doing all sorts of bad stuff that need to be behind bars or better.

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