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Yep, but this precedent could easily be extended to cover Usenet UPloaders. At least with P2P programs, a user can try to plead ignorance by saying he/she was unaware that the software turned the computer into a server sharing files in a specific directory.

Such an argument is obviously not available to Usenet UPloaders, 'cause you're all so damned smart!

Woke up this morning MY house was cold

It's much harder to identify who uploads to Usenet though. With p2p it's a piece of cake to see the IP address of the seed or uploader, and then it's just a case of finding the domain name and extracting the name / address information from the ISP. I believe the ISP is obliged to provide it if requested.

With Usenet the uploader can be completely anonymous, and only the news server provider has any knowledge of the source IP address, and I don't think they keep records. You can also post completely anonymously with no records kept whatsoever.
Originally Posted By: Pete
With Usenet the uploader can be completely anonymous, and only the news server provider has any knowledge of the source IP address, and I don't think they keep records. You can also post completely anonymously with no records kept whatsoever.


So long as you upload thru a pay newsserver like Giga, and NOT thru your ISP.
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