P2P file sharing has become a staple in interenet sharing. I have done some research and figured out why its not shutdown and how it CAN be beneficial to some. Most people use P2P clients such as limewire, bearshare, kazaa, morpheus, etc. to illegally download music, movies, games, and software. However file sharing IS LEGAL as long as the files are not copyright protected. MOST/ALL types of media are copyrighted making it ILLEGAL to download. Its done everyday and rarely someone gets caught, and until someone does, people continue their ways.
Non-copyrighted material transfered over a network is perfectly legal. Like music you create that isnt copyrighted, or certain documents, or movies as youtube does.
People think that if you pay monthly or annually, your safe.....your NOT!
What you are paying for is the 'turbocharged download speeds' , 'more files on network' , 'exclusive emails' blah blah blah, but your only paying for the clients product and NOT legality. so the only way to legally get stuff is itunes, amazon, or other places that sell copyrighted things with the artists or company's consent.