Originally Posted by Catlady
And just who is going to be monitoring every file upload and download and transfer to seek out this deeply embedded identifying information?
That's the great thing about computers. No person need do so - create a program and have it snoop across the wire or as a spider in various torrents/download sites. Multiply by hundreds or thousands of instances and you can monitor for such easily.
Of course, it'll find "innocent" postings, such as a public file on dropbox you are sharing with a child across the country, which will look the same as a file you are sharing with the world.
If the RIAA and other "rights holders" had their way, they'd simply monitor your computer from the OS, so any download would trigger a violation report.