I think it's safe to claim that since songs and albums are under U.S. copyright law, it is illegal to download them. However, I have a few questions regarding this matter. First and foremost, how exactly does the government track that you are downloading illegal music? Is it through IP addresses? If so, does having a dynamic IP make it harder for the government to track you? Also, there are thousands of high schoolers and college students that download music illegally all the time. Why does the government not catch them? Again, why are services like Kazaa, Limewire or Bearshare allowed to keep on running? Why doesn't the government shut them down? Finally, is torrenting illegal? I believe it is and if so, why does the government allow that to continue running? Is torrenting the type of downloading the Kazaa and Limewire use? Thanks.