"A bill has been signed into law by president George W Bush which allows law enforcers to seize your property should you be suspected of piracy ie downloading one song without permission with your computer in your home. This is called "civil forfeiture" where articles can be seized and held if it is thought they are to be used in committing a crime, or infringement. Internet Service Providers will be especially unhappy with this part of the bill. Their servers are at stake. The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008, or PRO IP Act, has been criticized by both the US Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Commerce (DOC)."
This Law is a serious infringement on your right to privacy. If you visit a website that has an embedded audio track it will download the song automatically to your hard drive. The Fedz will see the MP# transverse the Server and come take your computer, wherein they will no doubt find an assortment of unregistered or ill gotten software, music, porn, images, chat logs and corn bread recipes. What makes your internet connection diffrent from your telephone? They don't need wiretaps to view your server logs, or warrants. But then under the 4th Reichs Patriot Act they don't need a warrent for anything they want to do.