To start off, how far should web/server hosts be responsible for what they are hosting? Should they be held accountable for the illigal things that come from what they host (P2P, (child) pornagraphy (or underage viewers), zombie servers (to carry out hacks/DDoS)?
IMO, I believe that they should be responsible for what they host. I think that starting to crack down at that level would help at getting rid of some illigal activities that occur on the internet.
Now the second part, and the longer of the two. How much should a ISP be responsible for what their users do, and how far should they be allowed to go to stop any type of illigal activities?
This is my main focus of the thread. To start out, I think that ISP's should be more responsible for what their users are doing, but at the same time I think that they are not allowed to really watch what they do. I remember less than a year ago that their was a bill in Congress that allowed ISP's to watch what websites people visited, and their was a big argument about invasion of privacy that went into why it wasn't passed (please correct me on this if I am wrong.... I just got into work, and am still tired).
I also believe that with the ISP's being able to watch the websites, I think that they should be allowed to watch any traffic that is passed through their network. More descriptively, ports, host and destnation addresses, any NAT services on either side, and application that is being used. This would help monitor traffic for illigal uses (hacking, P2P, although not all P2P is illigal).
I think that the ISP's could, and should, be a first line of defense against illigal uses of the internet. And like i said in the beginning, I would like to hear everyones opinion on this subject.