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Old 08-22-08, 04:14 PM   #6
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Default Re: EA exec warns against suing file-sharers

Originally Posted by Vanzagar View Post
I don't even understand how they track these people down, how can they be sure a certain IP address is downloading their content, then beyond that how can you be sure which person it is that lives in a house, could be five guys sharing a computer in a house? Does this stuff actually make it to court, and if so, I wonder how much money they are fined, the cost of the game or some huge amount like a half a mil....
They collect the IP addresses from those seeding torrent files, for example, then they subpoena the ISP for records on who was using that IP address at the time of the infringement. 99% of the time the ISP receives a complaint and either they contact the user to tell them to stop, or they do nothing.
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