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Reddit Refuses to Disclose Alleged Music Leaker's IP Address

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    From: Torrent Freak

    Reddit is refusing to hand over the personal details of one of its users to Atlantic Records. The user is accused of obtaining a copy of a single by band Twenty One Pilots ahead of its commercial release and posting a link on the site. But Reddit says the record label is on a "fishing expedition" and it won't comply.

    Back in June, Atlantic Records were in the final stages of releasing the track 'Heathens' by the platinum-certified band Twenty One Pilots. Things didn't go to plan.

    The track, which was also set to appear on "Suicide Squad: The Album", was leaked online, first appearing on an anonymous Slovakian file-hosting service called http:dropfile.to (24 hours holding)

    From there it’s claimed that the alleged leaker advertised that file on Reddit, posting a link which enabled any viewer to download it for free.

    The posting, which was made on the 'Twenty One Pilots' subreddit by a user called ‘twentyoneheathens’, caught the eye of Atlantic Records.

    Earlier this month in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Atlantic described how the leak had ruined its plans for the release and promotion of the track. Underlying these complaints was the belief that the leak originated close to home.

    The label said it had provided an early release copy "to an extremely limited number of individuals", including members of 21 Pilots, their manager, Atlantic and [record label] Fueled by Ramen executives, plus members of Atlantic's radio field staff.

    According to Atlantic, all of its employees who were aware of the impending release were "contractually obligated and/or under a fiduciary obligation" not to disclose its existence until June 24.

    So, in order to find out who was responsible for the pre-release, Atlantic asked the Court to force Reddit to hand over the presumed leaker's details, including his or her IP address. Reddit, however, doesn’t want to play ball.
     
  2. TheExecutioner

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    Why is it so complicated to get a song? Can't you just get the one from Youtube and downloading it on a mp3 site?
     
  3. Jeffersontalks

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    Even if you are using VPN you can still be trace if the Company keep a log of your activities. Better to use Tor for such activities.
     
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    Its not complicated to download music for free but that does not make it legal.

    In this case the song was not released yet, that's the main problem.
     
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    Poor Atlantic. It's super secret plans were ruined. It's the end of the world.
     
  7. tasburrfoot

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    It's 2016 and people still think TOR is secure.. No singular method of masking/identity obfuscation is effective. If you're going to be a true "blackhat" spend a lot of time mastering your foo, specifically how to hide your ass and cover your tracks.

    IMO the real highlight of that article is the fact that Reddit is telling them to go f themselves and not giving up user data! Props to Reddit for that.
     
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