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View Diary: Confessions Of A Hollywood Professional: Why I Can't Support the Stop Online Piracy Act (UPDATED) (272 comments)

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    Hayate Yagami

    internet is not as anonymous as most people think. It's just a matter of monitoring the popular torrent sites and their web traffic. You always leave an identifying electronic trail whenever you connect to another computer (it's why you're likely seeing localized advertising on this very website). That's why studios and ISPs can not only count the downloads, but find the exact addresses of the people doing the downloading.

    Google "most downloaded torrents" to find out more about the methodology behind torrent tracking.

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