Mass lawsuits have been one of the most effective weapons rightsholders have had against torrenters. By using IP addresses to identify infringers, rightsholders have not only been able to find a large supply of alleged infringers to take action against, but are also to attach names -- and wallets -- to instances of infringement. The problem is that these cases tend to operate with the pinpoint accuracy of a flamethrower, which is why New York Judge Gary Brown has ruled IP addresses are insufficient evidence to identify pirates, and has provided a lengthy and thoughtful explanation as to why that is.
Happy IPv6 Day, the Internet is coming to an end! Not really, but IPv4, which stands for Internet Protocol version 4, has all but dried up, as the last IP addresses were handed out some time ago. Luckily, this doesn't mean the Internet has run into a wall or that no new devices can be connected to the purveyor of funny cat videos and 140-character messages regarding the sandwich someone just ate for lunch -- we have IPv6 waiting in the wings and today just so happens to be the day that some of the world's major organizations will be offering their content over IPv6 as part of a 24-hour test drive. As you can see from the above screenshot, Geekosystem is doing everything it can to participate in IPv6 Day.