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.

Published by Jason W Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.