March 24, 2013 by locu5amoenu5
The internet providers and copyright holders have begun using peer-to-peer (P2P) surveillance methods to try to sniff out when copyrighted content is uploaded or shared illegally.
A company called MarkMonitor has been contracted to join BitTorrent networks (the most common way to illegally share files) and search for the names of copyright-protected movies, music, and TV shows. The list of those names is provided by the MPAA, RIAA, and NCTA.
When MarkMonitor finds a file in violation, they snag the IP address of the user who’s sharing the file and send it off to that user’s internet provider, who issues a series of escalating warnings.
See on www.popsci.com