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Re: [dvd-discuss] RIAA Subpoena Process-Flaws
It almost seems as though the RIAA method presumes an incorrect (i.e.
Euclidean) view of space-time... so that one could defeat the system by
merely setting up Network Address Translation, or by setting one's
computer clock to a different year. What is to prevent a user from
putting bogus information into their DNS in order to defeat the system?
It's fairly easy for someone to set up a bogus DNS server.
What concerns me more is the danger of false positives.
If the subpoenas are based on a flawed system, then information
regarding the limitations of the method might be useful in defending
against the subpoenas.
> The thought occurred to me that if the RIAA is basing their subpoena process on
> the time stamped DNS IP addresses, there might be a problem with that....whose
> The RIAA has their time. The ISP has theirs. The user has theirs. In a DNS
> environment RIAA can say to the ISP give me the name of this user who had IP
> address WWWW.XXXX.YYYY.ZZZZ at time 123456.67543 (THEIR clock) the ISP gives it
> at THEIR clock. IF the RIAA got the time from the user that's the USER'S CLOCK.
> They can be off quite a bit of established time....but wait their's more.
> If RIAA get's the IP address just before an IP address is given up and that is
> reallocated immediately then if RIAAs and the ISP's clocks do not agree then
> will get the wrong name for the user.
> So the issue becomes how does RIAA get their subpoena info? That might be worth