We reported earlier this week on Bono’s op-ed for the New York Times, in which he said that if ISPs can detect and block access to child pornography, they should be able to act on piracy too. UK ISP TalkTalk has slammed the singer for this “outrageous” comparison. “To suggest that sharing a music file is every bit as evil as child abuse beggars belief,” says its regulatory boss Andrew Heaney. The Register rightly points out that this wasn’t actually what Bono was suggesting in his piece. However, Heaney makes a more valid point: “Bono obviously does not understand how simple it is to access copyright protected content without being detected.”
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