Halo wrote:Well.... they can inforce it on those that live in the US.... and if all the files you're sharing are illegally downloaded then you've still got a problem.
Sid addressed the issue of those who live in the US so I won't bother.
Halo, you are correct that possessing files you don't have the rights to have is illegal, but the thing is that they have to be able to show that you don't have the right to have those files. The RIAA has no idea what CD's you own, and they can't force you to list them, nor can they have you arrested or your home searched without 'just cause'. Just because someone has a pile of MP3s does not mean that there is 'just cause' to search your home/computer.
Think of it this way:
If you have your window open and some cop happens to look in and see a giant pile of VCRs, he can't search your home. Owning a pile of VCRs is not illegal. Even if the VCRs ARE stolen, theres no way of KNOWING that, and therefore no 'just cause' to search your home.