hi everybody, i am a newb to the bittorrents and i am also new here. I have read the faqs and guides on bittorrents, but there is one thing, how safe is bittorrent. you download the file and at he same time someone else uploads it from you. We all know you can get caught by the big people if you share your files. I had a friend who has never been caught by using bittorrent for almost everything until just recent he got a letter from his internet service provider(optimum) stating as a warning or a heads up that the mpaa of warner brothers suspected him of sharing or distributing the movie The Departed and may file a suit for copyright infringement. I am hoping for my friend it is just a warning and that those fools don't follow a suit. The letter also had the all the information that the mpaa retrieved such as the ip, the program that was used, the movie file, time and date. This is some scary stuff. Is this happenign more frequently for bittorrents? Is this just for certain movies or files? I know there isn't a way to disable the sharing. What can I do to prevent what happened to my friend. The reason why is because with bittorrents, you can download anything and its easy. It is better than anything that's out there.