Mobile broadband could hide illegal filesharers

November 26, 2009

It seems that the government’s plans to combat illegal filesharers could be a waste of time, as new research has found that a filesharer using mobile broadband would be very hard to trace.

The current plan relies on the unique IP address that home broadband users are given.

This can be used to trace the filesharer and action can then be taken against that user.

However according to the research carried out by ZDNet UK, identifying home broadband users is easy, but when it comes to mobile broadband users this is not possible.

This is because many mobile broadband users access the internet through a single IP address, which means the IP address can be identified, but identifying the user is almost impossible.


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