Carphone Warehouse CEO Charles Dunstone chimed in on the UK's debate on how to deal with file sharing, and his message was quite frank: The whole idea of stopping P2P is pretty naive. Users would just share content through other means if ISPs were forced to control file sharing, Dunstone told the Guardian late last week. "It is a game of Tom and Jerry and you will never catch the mouse", he added. Carphone Warehouse curently owns the UK's largest ISP TalkTalk, but the two companies are scheduled to part ways.

So what should the entertainment industry do? Dunstone believes it's all about educating users and offering them viable alternatives. Of course, those aren't exactly new ideas either, and there has been some intense debate about the effectiveness of warning people not to share files. The UK's Lord Carter, who is currently preparing a report on how to deal with P2P, recently went on the record stating that telling kids to stop file sharing is "a waste of time."

Lord Carter's report is scheduled to come out later this month, but there's been an intense political debate about file sharing for more than a year now. British record labels were hoping to implement a Three Strikes policy that would force ISPs to disconnect file sharers after three offenses, but this idea has been pretty much ruled out by Carter and other politicians.

Entertainment companies recently came out with a new proposal to address the concerns against Three Strikes: The new plan calls for slowing down the net connections of repeat infringers instead of disconnecting them outright - an idea that has also been proposed by music industry executives in Germany. Carphone Warehouse CEO Dunstone thinks that's rubbish: ""If you try speed humps or disconnections for peer-to-peer, people will simply either disguise their traffic or share the content another way," he told the Guardian.

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