Court says ISPs can't be forced to monitor illegal downloads
personally I don't think ISPs should be the police here , they are just a carrier like the phone or mail company. At the end of the day its the individuals choice what to do with their internet feed , if they choose to do illegal activities that's the LEOs domain.
dont know about this bit though:
"European consumer organisation BEUC said the ruling should get authorities and companies thinking about a fairer way to provide easily accessible legal digital content for consumers."
"The online marketplace has proven fertile ground, consumers spend billions of euro each year," said Monique Goyens, BEUC's director-general. "Trying to criminalise individual consumers for file-sharing is just singing into the wind."
While they are correct about the difficulty in enforcement , more consumer options will still have little effect on file sharing. more consumer options would be great though. flat rate subscription service perhaps?