If you download anything via torrents, you should read this article. It is a pretty clear explanation of the upcoming Torrent Laws for ISP’s and users here in New Zealand including the ’3 Strike’ policy.
The thing about torrents is that not every one uses them to download Copyright Application, music or movies.
I use Torrents and A Torrent Application called Vuze to download FREE content such as video tutorials, TV Adverts, HomeMade or Festival Movie Releases, Music Video Clips and all sorts of content that people have released openly.
I have even worked with a multiple office/location firm that shared its files via a Secure P2P network, this worked well as it pulls files from all locations, increasing speeds and reducing bandwidth usage.
It will be interesting to see what happens over the next 18 months…