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Submission + - Judge orders piracy trial to test IP address evidence (

another random user writes: A landmark case in the US will test whether internet piracy claims made by copyright firms will stand up in court.

Such cases rely on identifying the machines the IP address of machines from which content was illegally downloaded as evidence of wrongdoing.

Experts have questioned whether the IP address is sufficient evidence because it identifies an internet connection rather than an individual.

An adult film studio (Malibu Media) must take cases to court, a judge has ruled. Malibu Media has instigated 349 mass lawsuits, 43 in Pennsylvania this year.

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Judge orders piracy trial to test IP address evidence

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