RIAA's Response To Infringement Via Its IP Address... Is To Note Someone Else Did It
from the where-have-we-heard-that-before? dept
RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy had an explanation for that that implies that a third-party vendor was responsible for the downloads. "Those partial IP addresses are similar to block addresses assigned to RIAA. However, those addresses are used by a third party vendor to serve up our public Web site," he said. "As I said earlier, they are not used by RIAA staff to access the Internet."However, as TorrentFreak points out in response, Lamy is lying (shocker). Those addresses are not "similar" to RIAA addresses, they belong to the RIAA.
Now, of course, it's possible some other vendor was using them, but this seems rather ironic, coming from the RIAA, who has insisted for years that IP addresses are sufficient to accurately determine who is responsible for infringement. Apparently it works for everyone... but the RIAA.