MPAA Uses P2P Logs to Target Lawsuits
"Hollywood studios filed a new round of lawsuits against file
swappers on Thursday, for the first time using peer-to-peer companies’
own data to track down individuals accused of trading movies online.
"The Motion Picture Association of America said it filed 286 lawsuits
against people around the United States based on information acquired
from file-trading sites shut down earlier in the year. Most of those
sites were hubs connecting people using the BitTorrent technology, a
peer-to-peer application designed for speeding downloads of large
John Borland. Studios Mine P2P Logs to Sue Swappers. News.com. Aug. 25, 2005.
John Borland. Court: Hollywood Gets P2P Giant’s Server Logs. News.com. Feb. 25, 2005.