Yeah, but nah.
$15k is the **maximum** penalty, and you'd have to be facing some
evidence of repeated, extensive infringement before they nailed you
So if evidence is required, before a user can be fined or loose their internet...
What exactly is the problem?
Yes, in theory you could be stitched up in the process. But it would
require conspiracy on the side of the ISP (to get valid log details
inject fake ones) and the rights holder (to submit the three
notices necessary to get you before the Tribunal, with correct log
via your ISP).
Say I am the ISP, and I hold the copyright, and I dislike you.
I do realise what I am saying isnt completely realistic, but all the ISP's ive worked
at, that average helpdesk worker has access to the information required.
I was merely posing a hypothetical situation.
So, no, I don't consider it to be terribly likely. If you've annoyed
someone **that much** that they'll go to so much trouble to get at
Not sure what world you live in, but the one I do has nutjobs and wackos who beat babies
to death without solid reasoning.
Crazy people do crazy things.
you'd be better off worrying about the kind of person you are who
such virulent dislike.
Yes, because nutjobs often have valid reasoning behind forming a dislike for someone,