Originally Posted by Steve Jordan
Clearly the pressure is still on to enact direct ISP support of content monitoring and filtering, encouraged by government-supported progress in other countries, and followed up by U.S. government regulations that will cement such relationships. The content industries are working by the numbers, and the ISPs aren't exactly putting up a fight about it... they are just publicly stating that they do not want to restrict their customers' ability to get content, without being any more specific.
This reads like the writing is already on the wall, whether consumers want to face it or not.
In Italy the Pirate Bay site has just been obscured by T-Men (GdF).
And the DNS requests for that site are redirected to IFPI (who collects the IP).
Computer literate people are just modifying Windows configuration and going to the Bay as ever.
So, I don't know what all that is achieving...
Right now TPB is seen as Public Enemy #1, and eventually they'll succumb.