Downloading music and movies

im new to this downloading music and movies and have recently treated myself to a divxdvd player for christmas. i know i can download movies and music and i know there are sites you can download from. can i get caught doing this?? Can the powers- that-be find my ip address? How do i go about doing this. You seem pretty knowledgeable on here so can any one help me get started?

Put it this way read the forum rules before asking questions that violate the forum rules that could lead you to being banned…also your just identified yourself as doing illegal stuff which points back to yourself…so in the future consider this a warning from a registered user…and you most likely will get a email or message from the MODs.

I second to that.