Judge Rules Than an IP Address Does Not Necessarily Correlate to a Particular Individual

Slashdot linked to a District Court ruling that establishes that an IP address does not directly correlate with an individual. The judge applies good sense to the nature of modern networking technology that allows many people to share an IP address, especially wirelessly, and sometimes without the knowledge of an IP address’ “owner.” Find the original links and the decision’s ensuing discussion here: An IP Address Does Not Point To a Person, Judge Rules – Slashdot.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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