I was just watching a TV programme on the BBC, about stealing of music by downloading without paying and how this has caused a huge slump in sales for the Music Industry worldwide. They were saying that (together with the Film industry) they have decided it is time to stop it or there will be no money for the next generation of artist - no new music - they reckoned it could be the loss of 50,000 jobs in the UK alone! So there is a company who have developed software called "NetPD" (I think) which can track all "breaches of copyright" - i.e. downloading of copyrighted music. They can track this to the IP address of teh person downloading and they can then contact their Service Provider - they showed letters being sent to illegal downloaders,telling them to stop or have their IP address wiped. NO internet! The programme reckoned the next few months are crucial - with legislation in the US and test cases that could decide this issue for ever. Customers of filesharing could also become criminals, with penalties for persistent offenders, of up to 2 years in prison in the UK! SO - who will win - the cyber pirates or the industry?