/ Dan Brown noted in this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTq9cGSIpwQ ) that ISPs plan to penalize what they consider to be copyright infringement via illegal downloading. He also wants to know how to fight it. I propose you fight it legally by mathematically pointing out that a series of ones and zeros does not equal copyrighted material. It is the program that decodes it not the binary code all by itself.
If I took a book and separated all the letters and organized them alphabetically and emailed you that set of letters in that order, is that copyrighted data?
In the end this can boil down to intention. What if you appear to be in possession of a set of binary code that could be decoded into copyrighted material, but you did not know because the decoder you are using translates it into something that is not copyrighted. Is the act of decoding it illegal or possessing the binary code that has a potential to be decoded illegal?