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Old 25th November 2011
Originally Posted by tvsky View Post
""requires an internet service provider to install a filtering system with a view to preventing the illegal downloading of files," the ECJ said.
"The filtering system would also be liable to infringe the fundamental rights of its [Scarlet's] customers""

This makes me think its a site based filtering system although there are firewalls capable of inspecting P2P data and pulling out file information to block based on that . It would be pretty complex and still hit and miss.
What I said. Such systems can't work as intended - not without filtering non-offending material. And they'll still only work on whatever specific protocol they're designed to filter and miss everything else.

Try designing such a filter that would be effective on FTP transfers - if it worked it would break commercial use of the internet!

Tech based "solutions" like that are generally promoted by people who don't have the foggiest idea of the actual issues and complexities involved.