Richard Black wrote:[[...]
A small point, but 'filtering system' can include manual sorting by a real live person. It is indeed clearly quite impossible to imagine a system that does that automatically, at the present state of the art.
I suspect that the manual system that requires a conscious decision by the user is the legal standard on the internet, especially since most technical measures can be defeated. Further, if an EU citizen border hops to a non-EU country to download under a different regime, is EU Customs going to pick them up when they go home? - only if they declare they have an illegal import!
Corporations presumably have little responsibilty to attempt to prove what is stated by a customer in good faith - eg "I am not in the EU".