Re: FoRK This Action!! (P2P's Dark Side)

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Sun Mar 04 2001 - 12:08:14 PST

That *is* a horrible thought.



Damien Morton wrote:

> I had a horrible thought.
> p2p seems to me to require the ability to accept incoming connections.
> Television was controlled by restricting the ability to broadcast.
> Could p2p be controlled by licensing the ability to accept incoming
> connections?
> We already have prototypical versions of this in the firewalls and policies
> that cable operators impose.
> What if these policies were mandated by the governement.

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