Hi every1, THere has been a bunch of talk here over the past month or so about different p2p clients (like KaZaa, imesh, WinMX, etc...) All that having been discussed (along with all the spyware ramifications) we need to move on to another serious aspect of p2p that might be pause for concern. Regardless of what p2p client you use (and this includes ALL flavors or p2p and IRC too), you DO need to be very careful about what you share and what you download. There are several companies that are strong-arming ISPs into cancelling accounts of people proven to be sharing copywritten files. Companies, such as Media Works, are pressuring p2p network Admins into releasing information that is leading to end user confrontation of some form, be it threats of legal action, ISP discontinuation, etc. The companies such as Media Works are doing this by downloading items on the p2p networks, verifying them, pressuring the p2p Admins for the IP info and putting pressure on the ISPs of those individuals to terminate their accounts (or worse yet, threatening legal action). We all probably know by now that all p2p (hell, ALL internet) traffic is being logged in some form or another. Don't be scared to ever turn your computers on again, just be really careful. It has been said by countless people before that alt.binaries/newsgroups are the only safe places to fileshare anymore - I dunno about that, just mind yourselves and don't get to complacent in thinking no one is watching what you are doing, because they are! The 2 most dangerous filetype (catagories) at the present time seem to be Movies/films/pre-releases (DVD rips, Divx, etc) and of course porn/child porn/bestiality/necrosadistic-God-Knows-What and other illegal sh*t like that... ---------------- ---------------- On a different note, there are several other ad/spyware free clients I have bumped into lately: Ares: http://www.softgap.com/ Shareaza: http://www.shareaza.com Soulseek: http://www.slsk.org/ Again - fileshare to your hearts content, but do be mindful and keep an ear to the rails... Never a bad idea to try to stay as far ahead of the game as possible. p.s. This has nothing to do with the MIDI HUB... I can nearly guarantee with all certainty that the copywrite protection agencies have much bigger/better fish to fry than a dozen people (at the moment) running a private DC HUB... VIVA LA HUB!