For those who might have been living under a rock for the past several years, file sharing has been a particularly hot-button topic. To be honest, I will lead the bandwagon against illegal file sharing all day long. People deserve to get paid for the work they do. I will also lead the bandwagon against people who think that file sharing is universally bad. There are good uses for programs like BitTorrent. However, this paragraph from TorrentFreak irks me ever so slightly (emphasis added):
The new system is undoubtedly going to cause collateral damage, since an effective P2P detection tool will be unable to make a distinction between legitimate and illegitimate use of P2P software. This means that booting up your BitTorrent client to download free films such as Snowblind will result in a referral to the police station.
So, it would seem that we’re setting precedent for the use of P2P software as probable cause for the police to come snooping around your life.
Yeah, I have problems with that, but what about you? Does this disturb you as well or am I alone here?