It’s all sad, very sad. Unfortunately the more popular and known a person or a group gets, the more the feds will take notice. They won’t go after the small groups but the high profile ones would be a better trophy on their mantle. As a compairision, think of the drug scene. I’m not accusing that this was the case in this matter but I’m sure you can agree with my theory… The more known you get, the more “powerful” you think you are, the more invincable you feel, sloppy, greedy, hasty, violent, and the “don’t give a damn attitude”, you become with anything that is like this, the more likely you WILL get busted. The faster the snowball rolls down the hill, the harder it is to control it’s direction and velocity. Sooner or later you will bonk and bonk damn hard into some immovable object. My days in the godabuzz crew, things occasionally got this bad. Complatency breeds trouble. You are just screaming to get caught. Yes I’ve been busted for theft-related things in the past but I learned form my lessons. The main lesson I learned is to never be greedy, because when you do, you’ll get sloppy and get caught. Yes, I watched, along with the rest of the crew, the infamous Godabuzz get busted/arrested and sent to jail for m$ coming after his ass in court (and that’s just one of the well known corporations that went after him). Now he’s got tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, court costs, lawyer fees and ended up in the big-house. He had a wife and children at home to take care of and now his life is pretty much shot to hell. Bad for him and his family! What did I learn from other people’s mistakes? I learned that http warez is dead, any copy protection is futile, nothing is secret and don’t take anything for granted. What have I done in the meantime? Get out of the “scene” for good. I don’t need those paranoid thoughts running through my mind all the time. All for what? A bragging or pissing contest? That’s stupid. It was a learning experience though. I’ve left the m$ greed world behind for linux. I’m going to school and teaching myself programming. P.S. The open source world is so much better (in many ways but not all) than the proprietary m$ world of secret hording, thinking that software (which is essentially someone’s ideas that actually perform a given task) “belongs” to someone. In some ways it does but not to the point in which it’s workings are kept under lock and key and can’t be improved and fixed and developed with other like minded (REAL hackers) people all around the world. What do I want to do in the programming world? I wanna bring an app with the power and capabilities and ease of use like nero to linux. It’s a tall order but I gotta add to the collection of excellent software available in the open source community and prove that you don’t need to have a degree in computer science to be able to use a alternative os or even a top notch burning software package. I see a need in the pc world and am learning at this moment on how to make that dream come true. Plus, we all eventually grow out of that stage of software hording. Buying bigger and bigger harddrives and wearing out burners…LMAO Been there, done that. To all the rest of the people out there, get out while the getting is good. Otherwise, you’ll be someone’s lover in prison!