I was curious at jewlzz's post on the news section of xp-erience.org. Here it is: RIAA plans will cripple the Internet (Posted by: Jewelzz at 10:28PM GMT - Source: The Inquirer) IN THE CORNER of a dark hazy room you hear the whispers of aluminum and copper clad multi gigahertz, water-cooled, and over clocked computing behemoths on an ATM fiber T3 gigabyte network under the command of the most heinous hackers in history, and with only one goal in mind, to hunt down the international P2P network of evil doers. This gang of thugs is under the command of non other then the RIAA. Sounds like a synopsis of Vin Diesel's next action flick, but this is not fantasy, it's soon to be fact, a reality brought to you by your friendly neighborhood RIAA branch. Fulle story here: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=5129 but the thing that really got to me, was on another web page, here: http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,47552,00.html They claimed the RIAA is attempting to break into your PC using p2p networks and delete your MP3's. Now how could they do this? I admit alot of my stuff isn't pirated, that along time ago, I bought all of metallica's CD's, not burned from a friend, but bought, $15 each cd. I took them with me to Vegas this summer, and i left them in the car accidently and the cd's melted. I still have them, they just look weird and don't play. So I went and downloaded all of metallica's song. Now how can they tell if i have a legal MP3, from wich i bought the cd, or 1 song from a 1-hit-wonder last year. Will they delete all of my 3.000 MP3's? So they are trying to break into your computer, in your house, and take YOUR stuff and PERMANANTLY REMOVE it. Imagine if the RIAA got a bunch of Bad-Ass-Bikers that are all hairy and smelly, then broke into your house, and stole all your cd's. What's the difference if they break into your computer or your house? If they break into my house I can shoot/kill/maim them. But what about the computer?