Simon did everything in his power to make Sharereactor comply with Swiss law. RIAA and MPAA has surely been checking the site to find anything they could use to shut down the site. BTW, the article says: The responsible owner, a 25 year old Swiss proved to be very cooperative in explaining matters at hand. So maybe he knows that he has nothing to fear. AFAIK, there are no new Swiss laws that could shut down the site and if RIAA and MPAA could have shut it down under current law I'm sure they would have done so years ago. Anyway, I'm not a lawyer so this is just my theory, speculation and ranting.