Hey guys, is it possible to tell a computer's location other than with their IP address? For example, if I was to change my IP address but remain in the same location on the same computer, is there any way of detecting this as the same user?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Thanks for your question mikestew89.
That depends on the resources available to the person trying to discover your location.
As many times as you change your IP, you are still using your Internet Service Provider. As long as that is the case, with proper motivation and the use of legal channels, you can be traced to your exact location.
I don't know if this is what your worrying about but, I was reading recently, beginning the first week of February, 2013, most U.S. Internet users will be subject to a new copyright enforcement system.
A source with direct knowledge of the Copyright Alert System (CAS), who asked not to be named, has told the Daily Dot that the five participating Internet service providers (ISPs) will start the controversial program Monday.
These include AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon with Comcast expected to be first on Feb 4, 2013.
This is not designed to go after large scale pirates, most of whom are overseas, but instead goes after the casual user.
The way I understand it, the P2P sites will be monitored and those that violate copyright laws will be reported to their ISP who will in turn notify the offending user. As an individual is warned and rejects the warning, their connection speed will be throttled to a crawl.