|Polk County Child Porn Defense
Polk County State Attorney says he will pursue suspects accused of possessing, trading and, in some cases, even creating child pornography. We learned that the operation is called Operation Child Shield. State Attorney Jerry Hill, whose jurisdiction, the 10th Judicial Circuit, also covers Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties, says “the penalty which prosecutors pursue is always tough” says TBO.com .
Hill also said prosecutors in his office have never dropped a child porn case involving any of the more than 150 people rounded up in recent months in Polk in several multi-month law enforcement operations. “These cases are just simply not dropped. These cases are not diverted. They’re treated about as seriously as anything in this office,” Hill told TBO.com.
When prosecutors aggressively pursue these cases, a forensic examination of the computers seized, the methods used, and the Search Warrant issued in the case need to be carefully reviewed for flaws that may force a court to do what this prosecutor says he never does.
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Source TBO.com http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/apr/23/prosecutor-polk-promises-tough-stance-latest-child/news-breaking/
The RIAA Recording Industry Association of America used the same file-sharing software that online pirates use, an RIAA representative said during a private demonstration of how it caught alleged music pirates.
The RIAA uses LimeWire.The RIAA has a list of songs owned by the RIAA’s members. Media Sentry, runs copies of the LimeWire program and performs searches for those copyrighted song titles, to see if any are being offered by people whose computers are connected to the LimeWire network. The software lists IP address of active file sharers. The names of the people associated with particular IP addresses are not public, it is easy to find out which IP addresses are registered to each Internet-service provider. Using public databases, Media Sentry then locates the name of the Internet-service provider and determines which traders are located at colleges or universities.
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