Brain begins to track torrent uploaders with new system




The Authority for Personal Data, the investigation file that foundation Brein IP addresses of uploaders will gather officially approved. Brain goes from today to work with the system to address first, large-scale uploaders.

personal authority Brein wants with the system user names and IP addresses capturing persons who commit copyright infringement on a large scale. This required permission from the Authority’s personal data and this has now been officially granted . In January came Brein already own message in November announced system was approved. Tim Kuik let it be known that there had so far been a testing phase and that the system will be deployed from today.

The Authority now has Personal, based on statements by Brein decided that there are sufficient guarantees to take the system into use, including retention periods and organizational safeguards. From the adoption decision becomes clear that users can enter in three cases in the investigation file Brein.

For example, only Dutch IP addresses collected and foreign IP addresses removed from the file. Also directs the system on the first uploaders, or to users who begin the download of first publication within seconds. Also, users who download a complete file and make it available as seeds, are interesting. Ultimately, further research is conducted to users that regularly occur in different ‘swarms’ and providers. To determine repeat the stored data is kept up to twelve weeks.

In addition, data from users who regularly occur in torrent swarms as large or first uploaders be destroyed if not certain that there will be carried out further investigations within six months. The persons who remain after this selection procedure, will be transferred to an anti-piracy file, which Brein already has permission from the former CPP in 2004 received .

The brain can not yet identify infringers using the data collected. Therefore, the foundation will at ISPs to turn. This work , however, do not always participate in the request in order to identify users on the basis of an IP address. Therefore, it comes in many instances that ultimately determines a judge or identifying name and address details to be supplied by a provider. Then Brein, a warning, settlement or issue summons to the person identified.

In a separate press release let the foundation know that using a VPN does not mean that the user is safe because these services’ can see what you do “and that it is not excluded that there is still identification. However, it is not explained how this will take place.


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