reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
Currently it is impossible to "Police" the internet completly, it already is policed, Child Porn and the people involved in the manufacture, upload,
and, download, have been very much in the sights of the police around the world.
The police do what they can, the FBI have stated, that with the internets sub level domains .onion, and the anonymising software people use to
navigate those domains, it is impossible with current technology to achieve identification back to a Name, Mac address, or, home Ip address.
They already do clean up the higher domain criminals, the only way to achieve anything like what you are requesting, would be to make all anonymising
software illegal, and, close down the internets basement.
People can be quite safe with software downloaded and installed in a short period of time, the learning of how to use that software, well, you do not
need to be a rocket scientist, and, it is freeware.
There is also a willingness of people involved in illegal file transfers to educate others on how to remain safe and the best practices to use in
maintaining their anonymity, in many cases, it is a "Ring" of criminals/peadophiles that gets broken after one person begins to get sloppy and doesn't
use the software correctly.
Short of the state downloading CP and salting the files with something that compromises a peadophiles system when opened, and makes attempts to drive
out actual IP or other uniquely identifying information, i can't see how breaching the inate anonymity of Tor would be possible.
And of course, if everything is done from inside a virtual environment, even something like that would be picked up as soon as it is opened.
People may see in the future a set of domains outlawed, if it is seen that the only reason for those domains existing is for the illegal traffic of
the worst aspects of humanity, they may decide, they should be illegal.
People cannot smoke cannabis, but yet, they can get the software that allows them to freely view and download the worst kinds of pornography.
People can say, "Leave my freedoms alone", but if children are being raped, abused, and the content of their misery is being made freely available,
your freedom is not a freedom to just view the web, but also, for traffickers of childrens misery, to freely traffic.
Which is it too be?, you may not be breaking the law, there are always some that would ruin a good thing for others.
Children have the right to live free from the predations of adults, having an open market place, available 24/7/365, is causing untold misery for
children the world over.
This is not something that can police itself, doing nothing about it is not an option, the police and state governments have to get involved (already
People that cannot be trusted around children, cannot be trusted to be anonymous, here and in the states if you are convicted of a sex crime you are
made known to the community, why should someone have the ability to use anonymising software to allow them to indulge their criminal behaviour?.
I also understand that people who use the undernet, are not all criminals, and it is unfair to completely remove the system for everyone, their are
dissidents the world over relying on Tor to get information in and out.
Leaving it in it's present form, is not an option, i hope the government begins to attack this problem wholeheartedly at some point.
edit on 17-6-2012 by The X because: (no reason given)