I tend to agree with this legislation to a point… the studios need to be able to make money off new releases or they will quit making them. That said, I think the penalties are a bit draconian for simple P2P swapping of them or getting caught with them. On the comment on Petrol/Oil… I agree that Oil production is a major problem and we need to solve it NOW. But NOT by increasing production, instead we need to reduce our dependence on it! Hydrogen Fuel Cell’s and/or simple Hydrogen burning engines CAN be made safe and effective and we have a limitless supply of water that can be split into Hydogren/Oxygen (even salt or contaminated water will work fine for this purpose). All it takes is lots of electricity. And the simplest, safest, and CLEANEST way to make lots of electricity is to build properly designed nuclear power plants. When done properly Nuclear is safe and non-polluting to the environment at large. Yes, as it currently stands nuclear power plants produce waste that is highly toxic and has to be stored somewhere but I would much rather see us pollute ONE area with toxic waste than the entire friggin planet as hydrocarbons, etc are doing now! Heck, the Russian’s are sitting on a gold mine if they would exploit it – they should simply volunteer to sell storage space at Chernobyl as the nuclear waste dump for the world – it is already useless for anything else for the next 10K years, so you really can’t make it any worse! If we can reduce our dependence on oil, our need to even CARE what happens in the Middle East from a geopolitical standpoint completely goes away. From a human rights stand point we SHOULD still care, but if they tell us they don’t want us there, then we can just leave and let them do their own thing.