Let me tell you all something right now, No one is in danger of being arrested or being sued for using Kazaa, nor will you ever be. All the stories you might have read recently about people getting busted is a bunch of crap, and I can guarantee you that those who have proclaimed at the top of their lungs that they were sued or arrested were more than likely bought out, by those trying to shut P2P down. Yeah I know that sounds a little farfetched, but lets think about a few things first,
1. what P2P is all about is stealing, don't try to sugarcoat it, that's what it is.
1A. But what are you stealing? nothing thats what, it's not like you walked into a store and ran out with a bunch of merchandise. as far as I know theres no law against stealing something thats not tangible.
2. If by some freak occurence you do get sued, or arrested, or both, no lawyer in the world would pass up your case, the RIAA would have broken so many constitutional laws by doing so that you would literally be able to sue the living crap out of them, even people who keep child pornography on their computers, have sued the hell out of agencies like the F.B.I. and the US marshalls office, they simply have no legal right for doing so.
What I'm trying to say is, why now all of a sudden are these organizations trying to shut P2P down? why not years ago? Simple, they've run out of options, they have no legal grounds, they're tired of getting ripped off, but they have a snowball's chance in hell of doing anything about it. It's nothing more than a worldwide bluff, they scare you into thinking your going to jail, you stop downloading, but the simple fact is.......They're up shit creek without a paddle, and there's nothing they can do about it.