Instead of writing out my views on the matter I will share a couple of wee stories to compare to the subject : Lets say my friend has just bought a pizza from a chip shop. He thinks the pizza tastes so good, and because I have no money to afford my own, he decides to share his delicious pizza for me to try. Is it considered stealing because I have eaten a pizza without paying the chip shop owners? Is my friend a criminal because he decided to share his food (music?) with another person? It is a sunny day out so a man decides to set up a projector in his front garden, and asks all passers by to come and sit down and watch his favourite DVD with him. Should this man be arrested for allowing to watch a movie without paying for it? Why is it a crime that someone decides to share music or movies, that he/she has paid for, with the public online when you can do the same thing outside of the internet? Video sites are for uploading your favourite videos for others to watch, so why is it that if your favourite video is a blockbuster movie you are suddenly commiting a crime?