Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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People that don't pirate won't lose their internet. Those that do after being warned can get internet at a public station or use a modem or cell service. There are friends, relatives, and other options.

Looking the other way when it comes to packets amounts to allowing piracy. You can't expect pirates to turn themselves in and focusing on uploaders just moves the contents out of the jurisdiction.

The way to do it is to only bust the major leechers as a way of encouraging the majority to follow the law. Don't expect to stamp out piracy 100% but don't allow it to be a national past-time either.

It isn't as if you would have to sniff all packets. They would get suspected IP addresses from torrent and p2p networks.

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