It's people like You, who blindly follow the government and Holly wood that make everything about our legal system wrong. Because the BitTorrent protocol is not illegal. And many sites do get shut down actually. Think of it this way. SOPA, if made a law will almost assuredly make YouTube banned to view in the United States actually. Why? It's not a piracy website. Sure, people upload music on there for others to listen to, but what about the millions of other users using it for legitimate purposes? Never mind, silly me, I forgot, the citizens don't matter, only Hollywood does. People don't get "arrested" for it, as in put in custody. They get some letters from their ISP which were sent to the ISP by people like BMI. If the infringer continues to do this, they will sue them. Most anti-piracy lawsuits get settled out of court, the ones that DO make it to court, usually get dropped. The MPAA/RIAA's arguments are laughable at best. Soundminded, non-greedy, non-sheep don't agree with what Hollywood does. Let's say Taylor Swift makes a new album. Do You know the percent of the money that goes to her from the sales, and the percent that goes to people sitting behind desks, doing nothing? Are they the ones going on the road, leaving behind family and friends? Developing vocal nodules from so much singing practice? Not being able to hold a relationship because they're always on the road? Not having free time or privacy? No. They're not. Yet they get most of the profits which are rightfully Taylor's. You seem to think this is right. IP blocking programs are legal because their primary use, despite what the greedy filthy scumbags behind COICA, SOPA and Protect-IP act want you to think, is privacy. People use these programs to stay as anonymous as they can online, and rightfully so. Bush was wiretapping random citizens for reasons related to TERRORISM and people threw a hissy fit. Hollywood wants to do essentially the exact same thing... and why? Because someone downloaded The Hurt Locket. You think this is right also. No, it doesn't fall under the fair use act, uploading copyrighted content is against the law.