"Sky is compiling data on which IP addresses subscribers are pulling most data from during (and potentially before) *sports*match or event times. Sky then uploads the highest-trafficked IP addresses along with the port the traffic is streamed on to the S3 bucket mentioned above, every five minutes. It is then accessed by the anti-piracy company which, every five minutes, extracts the IP, bandwidth rate, and the port number that bandwidth is on."

"In summary, it appears that Sky subscribers aren’t being directly monitored per se, but the servers they draw most bandwidth from are being noted by Sky and that data is being forwarded for anti-piracy enforcement."

@paul huh, gotta admit that this is kinda clever, and definitely smarter than the old "let's connect to torrent trackers to see who's downloading our movies and send them threatening emails" type of stuff

@devurandom Although just because a lot of customers are downloading large amounts of data from an IP address doesn't mean it's piracy.

Although if they see the stream times match those of live broadcasts then I guess it becomes more likely

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