Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Sep 2010 15:41 UTC
Legal With bad news after bad news when it comes to consumer rights in relation to software and copyright, it's always refreshing to see that there are still people in high places who aren't yet bought by big content. Late last week, a major battle was won for consumer rights in Switzerland: Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court has ruled that IP addresses are personal information, and therefore, fall under the country's strict privacy laws, and may not be used by anti-piracy companies.
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RE[2]: Comment by Bounty
by wowtip on Mon 13th Sep 2010 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Bounty"
wowtip
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Yes it is always public, but that is not what matters. What matters is if ISPs should be forced to reveal the identity of the person behind the IP address without a court decision.

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