A 'hacker' is just a name for someone who cracks computer codes. Of course a more professional sounding name will be 'computer security expert'. It's a jargon, but we always see in a negative light in the mass media.
Just search in dictionary.com or wikipedia, a hacker can be a decent job too.
Last edited by Prismatic; 28th August 2007 at 02:03 PM.
is BayTSP authorized to extend their operations beyond USA?
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The company Mark Ishikawa founded in 1999, BayTSP, sleuths out digital pirates online. Its clients, which he says he is not free to identify, include three major movie studios and three of the major record labels. In his youth, Mr. Ishikawa hacked into the computer system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and to avoid prosecution, agreed to help the lab’s security staff shore up its system.
Now, Mr. Ishikawa searches the Web for evidence of pirated material and sends out notices to infringers. BayTSP compiles a monthly list of top Hollywood films, noting how many copies of them are available, illegally, online. Mr. Ishikawa said that the data might underscore the importance of releasing a movie on DVD soon after its theatrical releas, “You can’t go out and buy ‘Finding Nemo’ right now so people are going to pirate it.”
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i'm thinking, assuming Xedo employed the help of BayTSP, how does Xedo link whatever search results BayTSP may produce to match that in the list ISPs provide? or do they already know which ISP those people in BayTSP's list belongs to? if so how?
it just gets more interesting
www.apnic.net or www.ripe.net to search for IP addresses too. In fact, some torrent clients can even log how much of a particular file a peer has downloaded (Whether this is coherent data or not, it's impossible to tell though).
What I'm guessing is BayTSP simply automates the logging and checking of IP address against the regional database. There's no hacking or breaking into private servers to obtain any information. They wouldn't know the identities of the torrents peers until they get the IP logs from the ISPs. I believe with most ISPs in Singapore, they are using dynamic IPs, which the ISP assigns to you only when you log on. However, as previously discussed on other forums, what this simply means is that the act of downloading is only associated with an IP address. This sometimes can be actually be quite a loose link.
Last edited by Prismatic; 28th August 2007 at 03:59 PM.
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That's why xedO has to get a court order so that the ISPs have to release the log of who was assigned that particular IP address during the particular time it was connected to the file.
I may be wrong, but I think it's quite hard to tell whether he's uploading unless you are directly connected to him as a peer, and he's sending you data. However due to the nature of BitTorrent, files are transferred in segments. Hence, even if say, a person has downloaded 50% of a video file, it doesn't mean that person is able to view 50% of the video length. It depends on how the particular file is encoded.