August 27, 2003
EFF On RIAA Subpoena Stats

UPDATE 10/05/03: EFF info here says this: Our database was last updated Sunday, October 5, and currently has 1,568 subpoenas. Note that if you use the EFF database to search your own file-sharing handle or IP address, they do not log *any* searches or information that can be traced back to you. For more info on subpoenas and how they work under the DMCA look at this.

ORIGINAL POST:
EFF's database of RIAA subpoenas sent to obtain identities of suspected file sharers has just been updated with PACER records through last Friday -- 1145 subpoenas. According to Wendy Selzer:

Here are some aggregate stats from the set:
10 universities, among 40+ ISPs (there are multiple names, not to mention mere trademarks, referring to some ISPs). Comcast, SBC, Time Warner, and Verizon lead the pack of ISPs. KaZaA is far and away the most common filesharing service scanned.

Universities:
6 New York University
4 Bentley College
3 Boston College (dismissed)
2 Northeastern University
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (dismissed)
1 Loyola University Chicago
1 Loyola Marymount University
1 DePaul University
1 Columbia University
1 Boston University

ISP Recipients (including unis):
372 Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
148 Time Warner Cable
143 SBC
108 SBC Internet Communications, Inc.
87 Verizon Internet Services, Inc.
85 Charter Communications, Inc.
32 RCN Corporation
32 Adelphia Communications Corporation
26 Cox Communications, Inc.
20 GTE.Net LLC (d/b/a Verizon Internet Solutions) Verizon Avenue Corporation Verizon Media Ventures, In
12 EarthLink, Inc.
7 Mediacom Communications Corporation
6 Verizon Internet Services, Inc. and GTE.Net LLC (d/b/a Verizon Internet Solutions)
6 New York University
6 InterQuest Communications
5 GTE.net LLC (d/b/a Verizon Internet Solutions)
4 Earthlink, Inc.
4 Bentley College Academic Technology Center
3 Verizon lnternet Services, Inc.
3 Insight Midwest, L.P.
3 Boston College
2 Verizon Media Ventures Inc.
2 Sprint
2 San Bruno Municipal Cable
2 Northeastern University
2 CSC Holdings, Inc.
2 CenturyTel Internet Services, LLC
2 America Online, Inc.
1 Verizon Avenue Corporation
1 University of Southern California
1 Speakeasy, Inc.
1 Qwest Communications Corporation
1 Pacific Bell lnternet
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1 Loyola University Chicago
1 Loyola Marymount University
1 Greenville Electric Utility System (GEUS)
1 DePaul University
1 Columbia University
1 Boston University
1 BlueMarble Telecom, LLC
1 BellSouth.net Inc.
1 AT&T Worldnet Service
1 Armstrong Cable Services
1 America Online
1 Adelphia

Filesharing Service:
1058 KaZaA
28 iMesh
18 Grokster
13 Gnutella (Bearshare)
11 MP2P (Blubster & Piolet)
10 Gnutella (Limewire)
4 (blank)
2 Gnutella (Shareaza)
1 Bearshare

Posted by Mary Hodder at August 27, 2003 08:45 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Perhaps this is the one time where using MSN is not a bad thing? mwahahahaha

Posted by: Colin on October 5, 2003 04:13 PM

Are there any stats comparing how many people are on each system and the probability using each thing? Might be a fun thing to figure out.

Posted by: Mark on October 5, 2003 07:52 PM

I figure that the reason there is no MSN on here is that MSN has unlimited resources to fight the RIAA with. If I was the RIAA and I realized there was one provder I shouldn't tick off, who do you think it'd be?

Aside from that how many AOL customers are there? and look how many requests AOL has. The RIAA isn't stupid, they dont want to burn all their bridges.

Posted by: Ernst on October 5, 2003 08:47 PM

The reason AOL has the such a wide ratio of Users with Subpoena v Users without Subpoena (1:567,000,000) is that the majority of AOL users are not technically knowledgable enough to use file sharing services in the first place. If they need to share a file, they'll do it through email.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on October 5, 2003 11:35 PM

quote: The reason AOL has the such a wide ratio of Users with Subpoena v Users without Subpoena (1:567,000,000) is that the majority of AOL users are not technically knowledgable enough to use file sharing services in the first place. If they need to share a file, they'll do it through email.

Moron. AOL's largest base of subscribers are dial-up. Dial-up are obviously not large pipes of music streamers. Second, it is much harder to attach an MP3 to an email, then to do a search for the word Kazaa and install it.

Posted by: Lyle M. on October 6, 2003 01:01 PM

Also, the vast majority of AOL customers are dial ups. Even with the bring your own service plan, you wouldn't be using the internet through AOL, you'd use it through your cable company.

Posted by: nater on October 6, 2003 07:16 PM
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