An agreement has been reached in France between record companies,Internet providers and the government . Illegal downloaders will first be warned then their account will be suspended and eventually cancelled if they continue . I don't know if it's a solution but something has to be done and I think the providers have the key . They're starting to move, mainly because they want to sell online content (movies for ex) . They've taken advantage of file sharing to sell internet access and now they want to capitalize and file sharing suddenly is not as interesting .