Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity
Yes, because an IP address is an easy, 100% surefire way of identifying someone. .. Oh, wait, it's not.
I'm all for cracking down on piracy and don't torrent -anything- but saying an IP addy = you is ridiculous.
That said, I'm glad I didn't pay a dime more than $2.50 for TW1 and won't be buying TW2.
Originally Posted by Brutuz
Because an IP address is an infallible way to work out who has done what on the internet, right? Oh wait...
Read this article. It was brought up a page or so ago and is a much better read than the one the OP posted. Here, I'll make it easy for both of you:
“We’re addressing only 100% confirmed piracy causes that are 100% possible to prove,” said Michal Nowakowski, VP of Business Development for CD Project RED, via email. He wouldn’t be drawn on the methods used, however. “We are not worried about tracking the wrong people. As this is the trade secret of the company working on this, I cannot share it. However, we investigated the subject before we decided on this move, and we aware of some past complications (the famous Davenport case). The method used here is targeting only 100% confirmed piracy cases. No innocent person was targeted with the letter so far. At least we have not received any information as of now which would indicate something like that.”
It's understandable why they want to keep it a secret as to how they are tracking people. This way it will take longer for people to find ways around it. Whether it works or not is anyones guess.
The fact that they acknowledge the Davenport case shows they are not just tracking by IPs.
Moral of the story? Do more research before making assumptions on how something is done.
You guys are such drama queens.Edited by Yvese - 12/15/11 at 5:27pm