J_RaD - 9:25 pm on Feb 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
True. America has taken down middleman software before (Napster)
well with napster and the other types of those programs it was P2P ... and you traded files 1 to 1 with another person. So whoever sent whoever that file just gave someone an illegal copy.
torrents spread everything out all over the place... so each person only shares a few useless bits of data with other people, its not illegal to send people small bits of useless data.. its how all that is re-assembled on the other side.