I live in the UK and read an article a couple of days ago about changes in UK law meaning that it was possible to be fined or go to jail for up to 3 years because of illegal copyright infringements in general - copied CDs, DVDs etc. But, the artical also said that this could apply to sharing files over p2p etc. Is there any force in the UK? I thought that at present companies may just be gathering names, but, companies such as BT and Freeserve arn't allowed to give out your personal details are they? What about UK privacy laws - arn't they different to the US and make it much more differcult to get personal information on the consumers? Does the RIAA have any power over here and what about the other companies... and come to think of it, what about other methods of downloading - irc, websites, ftp servers etc. Where do we stand on this - as a UK citizen?