Very interesting about the highly organized distribution of pirated material on the internet. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.01/topsite.html http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/01/03/online.underground.ap/index.html It is strange that the FBI have not been able to shut down the limited number of "topsites". Continued distribution will stop growth in some of the areas where the US economy is the strongest. Sales of CDs and comics have been stagnating in recent years, probably due to piracy. The same thing will happen to software and movies if the trend is not broken. With the arrivals of tablet PCs, both fiction and non-fiction books could also go the same way.