it basically *is* a piece of piss to scan packets in transit.
That's as maybe but if the file is ZIPped, RAR'ed, password protected, encrypted, whatever, how can this technology tell what the actual contents are?
Could be a totally legitimate ZIPped item of sound library from my site or the latest movie blockbuster someone's just ripped ... or your entire back catalogue!
I don't suppose Chris is any more against anti-piracy measures than he is against anti-shoplifting measures but at the same time, I think he realises that it's simply not practical for every citizen in the street to be stopped and have their shopping and handbags searched on the off chance they just might have shoplifted something.
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