Without in any way condoning the bits these particular folks are trading
around, what struck me was this paragraph in particular.
> What Se7en tapped into, he says, was a "very paranoid" network of
>traders of preteen erotica. In his declaration of "public war" - posted to
>a mailing list devoted to an annual hacker's convention called DefCon -
>Se7en explains that the protocol on most child-porn servers is to upload
>selections from your own stash, in exchange for credits for more images.
Can anyone say kudos?
It seems to me that this particular "protocol" will emerge/is emerging
fairly naturally in any bit-bartering community.