File Sharing... In... Spaaaaaaace
from the yeah,-that's-not-going-to-work dept
None of these plans sound likely (or even that reasonable). And all of them seem to more or less ignore the fact that each of these would still require downstream connections, which would be subject to specific laws. Add to that ideas like the proposed COICA bill in the US, which would let the country order ISPs to block websites, and you can see why these ideas, while creative, probably aren't going to get very far (and don't get us started on the technical hurdles to what they're discussing).
All that said, it is worth noting that this is just a peek into the ongoing game of whac-a-mole that the entertainment industry is dealing with. While these ideas are silly and unworkable, don't count out the fact that there are a lot of very smart people working on ways to make sure file sharing remains viable and available. Like it or not, it's here, and it's not going to go away. At some point, it's going to make sense for the industry to stop fighting, and start looking for ways to actually use it to their own advantage.