F.A.S.T. wants to swap courts for ISPs
The British “Federation Against Software Theft,” a sort of RIAA for software, wants ISPs to determine whether their paying customers are file sharers. Until now F.A.S.T. had to go through that most horrid forms of mediation: the legal system. The organisation’s boss John Lovelock thinks that to “go through the courts and get a court order […] is […] awfully long-winded [and] archaic.” Dutch internet lawyer Remy Chavannes comments: “The vigilantes of F.A.S.T. are frustrated […] and would like to play judge. […] But even on the internet taking the law in your own hands is not a solution.”
Via the Iusmentis blog (Dutch).