Hi gang - The record industry seems to launch hundred's of suits against individuals they suspect of copywright infringement. If you're tagged, it seems you must just pay - I don't know... I'm more interested in keeping the fact that I have DVD Shrink installed on my machine a secret. I know occassionally I get a pop-up implying that my system specs and software(!) are being sent to microsoft so they can better serve me - I can't remember when this is done, maybe during a service patch or something. I've responded by keeping DVD Shrink on a non-internet connected machine. I don't want to have to go to court and prove that my use of Shrink is for copying/back-ups are for mini-van and playroom use, etc! If microsoft or an ISP needs to give the motion picture group a list of everyone they know who has DVD Shrink installed, I don't want to be on that list and deal with the hassle. I now want to connect to the net so I can surf the web, use the mahcine as a PVR, connect to itunes, etc... Are my concerns valid? - Is there something I should do programmatically to protect myself? Thanks all! "Joe" ~well, not really joe but damn - see how paranoid I am!