Too true stroppy, too true. People like to delude themselves then cry foul when caught.
coax that's a personal question and you should never have asked it about downloading.
Though I download plenty of progs through p2p they're Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), which is different from open source software, therefore completely legal, like open office, some linux distros, GIMP, etc. This take the trafic off their ftp servvers and a number of them have either torrent or ed2k link on their own pages for this purpose.
As to being scared of those organisations no I am not they have no jurisdiction in my country. I seriously doubt they will go down the extraordinary rendition (kidnapping to you and me) to get a filesharer outside their jurisdiction.
If you are afraid because you are breaking the law then stop doing it.
Where's the brick wall so I can do literally what I feel like I am doing metaphorically?