Internet services providers and communications data warrants
All internet service providers are required to keep a list for law enforcement to obtain of every person that is assigned at very unique and specific IP address for the computers that are provided internet services.
This process was created for unique billing for the computer IP companies. However, the unique IP address also enable law enforcement community to obtain the billing address and owner of each and every computer connected to their service. As a result, when the individual IP address shows up as a result of an KAZA, LIMEWIRE, or other file sharing program search for specific codes embedded in child pornography videos, law enforcement know where to go and get the billing and address information associated with the IP address.
Please call the Law Office of Hark & Hark at 866-HARK-LAW to discuss the ramifications of your actions in greater detail or visit our criminal lawyer website.