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Old 25th November 2011
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Originally Posted by Don Hills View Post
Of the 3 versions of this story that I've seen today, I think this one's the best:
Sweeping net filters trample ISPs' rights, says Euro beak • The Register
Yeah, it pretty much covers everything except the fact that SABEM's request was idiotic because it technically is not practical and even if it was pirates would simply switch to other protocols. It's not like P2P blocking would do anything about cyberlockers, FTP sites, or Usenet aggregators like Newsbin.....

And there's no way to differentiate pirate P2P traffic from legal software updates to games that use BT distribution.

Some people watch too much sci-fi on TV.