Alexis Bowater, of Network for Surviving Stalking, said: "We need the internet service providers to get on board they need to take moral and ethical and corporate responsibility for what is happening to the millions of customers that they make billions out of."Mmm. Get back to me when Ford are held 'morally, ethically and corporately responsible' for ram-raids carried out with Ford pick-ups. Or when the Royal Mail has to dance to the tune of the charities and authorities over threatening letters and blackmail attempts...
However, the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) says it is doing all it can about the abuse but it is not possible to police the internet in the way demanded by victims' groups.Whatever new technology we invent soon gets used to commit crimes. It's just life.
James Blessing, of ISPA, says many people "assume that internet service providers can do more that they actually can", comparing expectations of them to "asking the police to put a speed camera on every stretch of road in the country".
He said: "Internet service providers are there to help charities and government to find solutions to this and we have been talking to them for many years. Unfortunately expectations from other parties seem to be a lot higher than what is actually achievable in a technical and operational sense."
Thr answer is never to put restrictions on the technology.