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There was some suggestion that anyone being traced to an illegal downloading site would have their internet access cut off.

So presumably there will be no internet access in the UK at all.

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It would never work anyway, as the government would be making the ISPs responsible to monitor who of their customers is downloading what. Which from a technical perspective would be a nightmare. They would be quicker to just block access to specific web sites and the use of specific protocols (e.g. Bittorrent).

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It would never work anyway, as the government would be making the ISPs responsible to monitor who of their customers is downloading what. Which from a technical perspective would be a nightmare. They would be quicker to just block access to specific web sites and the use of specific protocols (e.g. Bittorrent).

Deep packet inspection isn't that difficult for ISP's, and most of them are already using it for traffic shaping. (BT for example throttle torrent traffic at peak hours and have done for months now)

There is even one company out there that claims to be able to detect copyrighted material in packets by actually analysing the video/audio and working out which film or song it is... iirc it's being deployed at atleast one major american isp at some point this year.

The p2p networks will always just adapt to anything like that though.

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Someone made a good point on the BBC website...they can stop people downloading music for free, yet they can't stop real criminals downloading child pornography

Well to be on the safe side you'd better erase all your music downloads now before they find you and inadvertently uncover your massive stockpiles of hardcore child pornography.

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