Re: Hackers' vigilante justice against kiddy porn?

Rohit Khare (
Sat, 28 Jun 1997 18:10:42 -0400 (EDT)

> >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.
> Ron.

Erm, upload/download ratio limits have been hardcoded in BBS systems
for decades, by now. It has the interesting social effect of creating
arbitrage value which persuaded users to 'flood-fill' copies of
everythiong to everyone else out of their own, isolated one-on-one
actions. All Macintosh desk accessory archives, for example, became identical.
This was a much more valuable function when the network was 12-2400 bps.