I don't use P2P networks anymore due to all the Malware that you can get off them not to mention the illegal act of using them! I haven't used P2P for over 12 months but I am just curious as to the legal position of my ISP (AOL) as even though it is an American company would they be legally bound to UK law as mentioned in my link?
about "lovers of real music preserving the secret." Is just what we don't need here. It's an interesting aspect of human nature that leads certain people or groups of people to the conclusion that they, and only they have "the secret", and that the rest of us poor souls are condemned to a living hell of ignorance and mediocrity. I can recall a time when Elvis Presley was considered "the latest pop dross" by many people, and at Woodstock (yes, I'm that old) I saw and heard others of the pop dross ilk - like Joe Cocker and Jimmi Hendrix. Remember those pop-drossers? We loved 'em. The Woodstock toilet facilities may have been a tad basic, but the music was great. I didn't have 'the secret' then, any more than I do now, and I'm certainly not arrogant enough to pretend otherwise.
Everything's relative, and individual styles in music are to be respected, not treated with derision. Let's have no more drivel about ancient ones, flash front lies, wedding dresses and beamers - none of them are remotely relative to the point of the thread.