For the same reason speed cameras with automated fines should be unconstitutional too, but we still have them.
I've been waffling a long time on which way to invest in upgrading my pc's. win 7 or 8? I like 7's stability and am not excited about metro, but don't want to have to pay the Microsoft tax too soon again. I finally made a decision.
I bought a Mac. Arrives tomorrow.
Yes, it will be more expensive over time. At least the upgrades are priced half what windows are.
One of the barriers to this technology will be API support. Many APIs provide the IP address (on both sides) with the connection object. Implementors will have to make a choice about which ip to expose and remain backward compatible.
The patent office would not need to inspect the reports, just file them. The reports would be inspected as a part of the legal case brought against the offenders. If they lie, then they pay all court costs and hopefully get thrown in jail.