why does everyone say it is hard to use, its not at all, usenet is a really easy to access unless you call entering a news server with a user name and password hard. you select the articles or binaries you want and bingo you’ve got them, most often in a fraction of the time torrents would take. realistically think about it a second, how much traffic goes through any one of the major usenet companies a month? i’m not even going to guess and i really don’t care about an exact number, the point is its massive. they also don’t log downloads etc (or so they at least claim). so i ask anyone, how are the mpaa going to do anything about it? they could sue the companies, yeah ok so there going to sue some very large (and many) companies along with isp’s for providing access to what amounts to freedom of speech. the reality is, the mpaa are not going to solve the issue of piracy…ever. its there own fault for high prices of films coupled with weak copy protection on current generation discs. they can bring down as many sellers of pirated dvds and as many p2p hubs/torrent index sites as they like, more will always pop up. people always find a way and there will always be a market for such products. the only way to solve the problem is to make it so there is no demand for pirated material, good luck with that one.