There's been a lot of talk in here about the RIAA and others tracking people down who are breaking copywrite laws, by using the Kazaa network against us. There's a piece of software that I've being using for awhile now called 'PeerGuardian' which claimes to block the IP address ranges used by these unfriendly organisations and it's free. You can find many links to pages that have it by doing a search in Google or by click on the link at the bottom of this thread. It must be said that this is only an alpha release and yes it's not perfect as it can block innocent users, so I'm going to have to leave it down to yourselves whether or not you want to use it, I for one am using as I feel some protect is better than nothing. This is what they're saying in their advert for it:-
Original posted by 'Method' on Zeropaid.com
"A new P2P specific firewall is under development. Currently under the working title of "PeerGuardian" it blocks out Ranger, OverPeer, TCPBay, MediaForce, MediaDefender, RIAA, MPAA, etc. by default. It also allows the adding of new IP blocking ranges and manual closure of connections used by other applications. Still early days for the project but it's a step in the right direction and should work for most TCP/IP applications. The project will also be working alongside a spoof-scanning project designed to identify FastTrack polluters. Alpha release is currently available..."
Peer Guardian download site
The 'v1.2 alpha RR' seems to point to a dead link but the other link works fine.