NetFort Tips & Tricks - Track down the sources of copyright infringements

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Recently we were asked to help out with a copyright infringement notice by one of our customers. And we thought we'd remind you how LANGuardian takes the pain out of processing these notices by giving you detailed information about the use of BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing protocol on your network. Many types of works are eligible for copyright protection, including TV shows, movies, lectures, articles, books, video games and online videos. 

With the academy awards ceremony just around the corner, now is an ideal time to find out where your bandwidth is going and track down the sources of copyright infringements on your network.

Here is a sample of one takedown notice. It includes information such as the notice ID, date and time, file size, infringers IP address and bay ID.

BAY ID or Info hash is the crucial piece of information in the notice, that uniquely identified the file in question. The IP address may be the external IP address of the firewall or a natted address and, not enough to determine who on the inside of the network was responsible for the download.

LANGuardian provides a report to allow you search for the Info hash and list the username and IP address involved.
LANGuardian also provides two events that indicate when a system is using the BitTorrent protocol. In LANGuardian Version 12, you can use the new IP :: Top Applications report to find out how much bandwidth and what port numbers are being used by BitTorrent.

In the meantime please contact us on support@netfort.com any time, if you have any further questions about detecting BitTorrent or with the LANGuardian in general.
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