Looking To Bust Piracy Without Breaking Privacy

Big media companies have been trying to catch pirates by trying to track down people trading the movies or music. But Paul Kocher is trying a different way. “Instead of trying to track everyone’s habits and patterns, Kocher’s code would create a forensic trail to allow law-enforcement authorities to hunt down criminals – but only after there is evidence that illegal copies have been made. Says Kocher: ‘We’re trying to create a system where there will be consequences if people don’t obey the laws, but anonymity will be protected if they do’.”