Did you somehow skip the third paragraph of my comment before you posted this?
I made it very clear that I don't agree with the methodology through which CDP is identifying pirates.
My point is that Techdirt CONSTANTLY posts articles criticising companies for protecting their rights while excusing the actions of pirates whilst providing ZERO constructive alternatives other than "derp people will pay for quality content".
Um well, you know, um, I actually do read the site and articles like this one are a dime a dozen. I can't recall seeing a single article or post that actually calls out pirates as the criminals they are and applauds or even just supports a company for reasonably defending their rights.
If you can link me to one i'd be more than happy to read it.
What a terrible article. You begin by saying that CDP has done the right thing as far as DRM goes, showing that they're not interested in treating paying customers like criminals.
Now that they are going after the ACTUAL criminals, you have a problem with that?
I actually agree with your point that IP addresses is NOT the way to go about this, but you make it clear that you have a problem with that what they are doing in principle which completely baffles me.
If this is unacceptable to you, please explain precisely HOW you propose to deter and/or punish piracy?