First off, a little bit of background... I attend a public university, and so my internet connection is through the school. Lots of people use the high-speed internet to download stuff (mainly music and movies), and most of them use i2hub to do so. As a precaution, I run PeerGuardian2 whenever I use any p2p program. All was well until recently, when the MPAA (or maybe it was the RIAA?) issued a warning that it will take legal action against students who download material illegally. Supposedly they have issued 50 or so subpoenas. It was just like in this afterdawn article: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/6293.cfm My question is, how safe is it for me to download while running PeerGuardian2? I keep all of the lists updated. I'm not asking whether it works or not; I know it works because when I try to go to the RIAA's website while running it, I am unable to. Also, from what I understand, it is not the MPAA (or RIAA) that actually catches students downloading. Instead, students get caught by our ISP (which is through the school). Even though they do not monitor what we download, they are obligated by the MPAA to report any instances of copyright infringement. Any opinions on how well will PeerGuardian2 protect me?