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Old 23rd November 2011 | Show parent
 
Lives for gear
 
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Originally Posted by systematika View Post
Same way they take care of hackers... If they are international, extradite the owners of the infringing site if it is a direct host (website) or service (torrents), subpoena the file lockers for IPs/logs, log the IPs of infringing torrents and go after them...
What success do you think a US court will have in subpoening(sp?) the records of a foreign service? And if there's a whiff of extradition, the services will move to countries without extradition agreements with the US if they aren't already there. The problems aren't insurmountable, but they do make it difficult.

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Originally Posted by systematika View Post
... The internet used to be over run with hackers and people who wrote brand new viruses that were massive, since they started getting PRISON time we don't see much of that anymore (we might see a few new ones a year instead of a hundred a day in the wild) and if it does mass damage the writers are caught pretty quickly...
Malware writers used to do it for bragging rights and were easily caught. Nowadays they do it for the money and keep quiet about it.