If you confined filesharing between people that use the same ISP the Internet would fall. You couldn't view any web pages unless you used the same ISP as that web page. Gnutella works by downloading mp3s just like your web browser downloads HTML documents. Locking down access between people of the same ISP just wouldn't work. You wouldn't have email because you have to share files to get your email, you wouldn't have the web, that's file sharing, nobody could advertise on web sites because there's no way you could get the GIF image to see the ad without some file sharing between you and someone that has a different ISP. Everything on the Interenet is just one way of sharing information. If you stop people from sharing you have no Internet. And yes it would make it easier to track people, because when you can only view one or two web pages because that's all your ISP hosts, everyone will stop using the net except for maybe two people. It's not that hard to track two people now is it. Cause you have to remember, a lot of filesharing applications can't be blocked unless you also block that users web browser, because it goes through the same port as the web browser. If you block that you have no Web anymore.
[edited by chsbiking on 29.05.2003 19:18]