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Old 21st May 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by IMSTA ➡️
I hate the idea of taking money from people who can't afford to pay, so I'll tell you who can:

The ISP's!

You can educate these people till the cows come home, but you'll never see a cent -- or you can sue them for selling stolen music, software and movies.
Going after the ISP is tough as they would have to be able to monitor customer traffic. Monitoring a web site for content is one thing. Sniffing customer network traffic for illegal downloading, especially peer to peer, is another thing entirely and would be both expensive and represent an invasion of privacy.

I agree that education is key. As long as there is a demand there will be a supply. The key, as with other 'wars' against illegal activity, is to attack the demand side of the transaction.