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Microsoft to court: Make Comcast give us the Windows-pirating subscriber's info

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 9, 2016.

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    In the legal arena, Microsoft is going after Comcast in order to unmask the person behind an infringing IP address which activated thousands of Microsoft product keys stolen from Microsoft’s supply chain.

    The Redmond giant wants the court to issue a subpoena which will force Comcast to hand over the pirating subscriber’s info. If the infringing IP address belongs to another ISP which obtained it via Comcast, then Microsoft wants that ISP’s info and the right to subpoena it as well.

    From 2012 to 2015, Microsoft maintains that an IP addy assigned to Comcast pinged its servers in Washington over 2,000 times during the software activation process. “Detailed information” such as the activation key and IP address activating Microsoft products is transmitted to Microsoft; it’s considered to be “voluntarily provided by users.”

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