Changes in anti-piracy laws are making it easier to identify and convict individuals who steal, or who facilitate the stealing of copyrighted materials. They also provide for harsher consequences for the offenders. This is necessary to stop piracy and rampant illegal filesharing of songs, videos, and published documents. See Becky Waring's Windows Secret, May 7, 2009 article, ISPs assist in cutting off file-sharing users to see some of the actions being taken by courts and governments around the world. This follows on the heals of the conviction and Jailing of the The Pirate Bay Founders - the courts have said providers, such as peer to peer (P2P) sites, cannot establish a venue for illegal activity, then claim they bear no responsibility for their patrons participating in that illegal activity. So why is this in the Security Discussions forum? Because CLEARLY a huge percentage of the malware is distributed via illegal filesharing. Malicious code writers thrive on the greed of folks who steal music and videos. Illegal filesharing is not just wrong because it is stealing, it is a major security threat to every networked computer around the globe. Compromised computers are used to cause harm, or worse to our personal wellbeing, or that of our family.