|reply to Morac |
It's pretty much a free for all right now, and may continue to be even with monitoring, provided transfers are encrypted. Maybe ISP's will serve up the warnings based on blacklisted source IP or protocol rather than actual content. Identifying the actual content, its copyright, and whether the transfer is with or without permission seems a virtually impossible task even without encryption. It seems that at best an ISP could identify possible copyright violation activity.
Again, I think you are exactly right. Most won't proceed if they get hit with a warning. Suddenly they'd feel they are going to get into trouble if they proceed. Of course, if it turns out that ISP's really aren't able to identify actual violations, which it would seem difficult to do 'on mass,' then the warnings could quickly gain a reputation as being meaningless.