How did they bust Shawn Hogan?
Wired magazine has a great article on Shawn Hogan who is fighting the MPAA in a lawsuit that alleges that he downloaded the movie "Meet the Fockers" using BitTorrent. I think R & S may have discussed this, but I couldn't find the link. Here's the Wired mag link.
My question to you is: how could they have busted him using BitTorrent? I know he probably didn't do it and that's the point, but how could anyone get busted using BitTorrent? If you can, then the Pirate Bay is not secure.
On his blog
, Hogan talks about the BitTorrent site having a lot of pirated movies.
Maybe it's a honeypot? That would definitely be a way to get busted. You log in to an MPAA front site, you give them your personal information, you download a movie which they record evidence of and then they sue you. That could be it. I'd be interested to know of other ways and how secure you rate places like TPB?
Honestly, it's far easier to use Netflix and services like lala.com than to bother with downloading.