23,000 IP addresses

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Wed May 11 12:48:26 UTC 2011

>> I wonder how things go if you challenge them in court.  This is surely a
>> topic for another list, but it seems to me it'd be fairly difficult to
>> prove unless they downloaded part of the movie from your IP and verified
>> that what they got really was a part of the movie. 

I have the netflow records to prove this is NOT the case. All
MediaSentry (et.al.) do is scrape the tracker. We have also received a
number of takedown notices that have numbers transposed, involve parts
of our netblock that were not in use at the time in question, etc.

I would think that whole "penalty of perjury" thing would have some
weight behind it.

Stanford (in)famously managed to get DMCA notices for all the printers
on campus, just by faking a client into putting the printer's IP into
the tracker as a seed.


Michael Holstein
Cleveland State University

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