||[Feb. 12th, 2008|02:24 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
This is obviously the worst idea in the history of everything, but although pretty much everyone here agrees, only about 1% agree for sensible reasons related to the issue at hand without just using it as an excuse to hook their grievances about how badly smokers/fathers/white middle class males are treated. The main reason it's a bad idea is the complete impracticability of it all - file sharing applications have many legitimate uses - Linux distributions, for example, are often downloaded via bittorrent - so to simply assume that file sharing traffic is teh illegal downloadz is impossible, which means the content will need to be monitored, which is bot impractical, and when everybody moves to encrypting their peer to perr stuff after this comes in, impossible.|
Mind, you the ISPs want to be careful about saying stuff like "ISPs bear no liability for illegal file sharing as the content is not hosted on their servers". *cough* Usenet *cough*