Re: IP ADDRESSES
From: Jerry III (jerryiii_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 11:23:07 -0700
Well, if someone accuses you of copyright infringement then they don't need
a subpoena or a court order to force your ISP to reveal your identity. See
the recent RIAA vs. Verizon case.
"x y, mvp" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> It is not terribly likely that anyone will be able to get your home
> from your ISP without first having a court issued subpoena or a government
> connection of some sort. Most ISPs guard this information. [If you're
> talking a computer at work, at a school, etc. instead of a home computer
> with an ISP connection, it could be easier to get home address information
> from some of those entities, depending.]
> However, if your computer is not configured securely, someone may be able
> connect to it and see files on your hard drive that may contain clues as
> your identity.
> Web servers that you visit may be able to get your home address from your
> cookies if you previously entered that information in another web site,
> as when making a purchase from an e-shopping web site.
> "Don" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > A question about IP addresses. If an individual or company
> > has IP address of my home computer, how can this be traced
> > to my name and address? In other words, who has access to
> > this information? ISP?