Assume - assuming makes an ASS out of U and ME. That judge should be wracked on the knuckles for even suggesting someone must assume anything as it pertains to any legal sence. This is the biggest problem there is in legal areas of p2p all over the world. I assume that if I am a part of a vpn that I am above detection and therefor safe from persecution. Not even remotely true. Site tracking software notes every IP address that visits these sites. You now assume an IP address doesn't prove guilt. If I have visual proof that your IP address was connected to mine and downloading from me or allowing me to upload from you, paired up with a date and a time, I have all I need to show proof that you were in violation of copywrite laws. If later I find that someone proxied your IP then the burdon is on me to follow that lead and leave you alone. People assume that once a musical work or a motion picture work is copywritten that it always copywritten. This is NOT the case. Fact is, and they don't want you to know this, some of the original releases of films and music that were once protected by copywrite are no longer protected. This why groups like Paramount, Disney, MGM, all release newer versions of older films that are "Digitally remastered in enhanced vivid technocolor" or some crap like that. So that you will assume that those original releases are still protected by copywrite when they are not. Only the "Digitally remastered in enhanced vivid technocolor" ones are. This same idea also happens with music. Anyway I assume you get what I'm getting at here. There is music and movies out there are original releases that are no longer copywritten. If one could find them and share them, they would be perfectly legal to share and download all of those they wanted. Then this "judge" (use that term loosely as he is likely already in someones pocket) would no longer be able to assume that you asa p2per need to assume anything. He would know you were perfectly within your right to share it as you wish.