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It appears the US government is attempting to do something about piracy.  Limewire being shut down in October appears to have been only the beginning. At least in the US.

The seizures came after a Senate committee unanimously approved a controversial proposal earlier this month that would allow the government to pull the plug on Web sites accused of aiding piracy. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) allows a Web site's domain to be seized if it "has no demonstrable, commercially significant purpose or use other than" offering or providing access to unauthorized copies of copyrighted works.

"My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!" quoted from the owner of torrent finder.

This is interesting and it raises the question.  Obviously they will require other governments cooperation to shut down international piracy but unless they can....

The owners of Pirate Bay were shut down.  The lower court had sentenced the men to a year in prison and set damages at about 30 million Swedish kronor ($4.2 million). The new ruling raises the damages another 16 million kronor and cuts Neij's sentence to 10 months, Sunde's to 8 months, and Lundstrom's to 4 months, based on each man's individual activities with The Pirate Bay.

Pirate bay attempted to overturn the swede judgment.  They were shot down with no luck.  Despite these judgments pirate bay is still up and running.  

Many believe that this is the end of file sharing.
What do you all think?