|Originally posted by Dean Roddey|
... amounts to what would be considered vigalantism in any other area of life.... That shouldn't be allowed any more than my being able to grab a gun and go to someone's house who I think stole my skateboard and start shooting. Its completely silly.
I'm beginning to think that we are going to need some sort of organization, connected to the internet, which is set up to mediate such complaints and, if its determined that IR have been violated, to first take internet specific means to shut them down, by giving them the right to force an ISP to remove access rights (at the point of the gun of the ISP's rights being removed if it does not comply.)
|...Certain types of applications and/or certain uses of certain content can eventually be placed on a 'go directly to jail' list, so that 'prosecution' could be expedited.|
I'm not sure that's remotely feasable. But it seems like we need something like that. The FBI isn't going to do this kind of thing, until the crime becomes significant. Having a means to take care of our own on the internet as a first line of defense might be an intermediate step we could take.