Mods - A healthy debate on the subject is surely not against the rules? If this thread must be deleted, please lock it and leave a reason! I can understand the fuss about downloading movies, games, music and software, but I must admit I'm not sure why downloading TV shows is frowned upon to the same extent? Many of the people downloading TV shows probably have Sky, and thus the ability to watch it at no extra cost. In effect, all they are doing is moving the programme for viewing at their own convenience. To be honest, why should we have to wait several months after the American screenings? Everyone has been shocked at the success of iTunes, but think about it. There was a gigantic demand for downloading music. Why should people have to buy an entire album if they want one song? iTunes came along, and suddenly most people have no problem with paying for their music. Granted there are always the fussy muppets complaining about DRM, but at the end of the day, for those with iPods it's an ideal solution. The iTunes American store offers Lost episodes. If those episodes were available for downloading here, I would happily pay for each and every one of them. As it is, I've had to wait for the utterly useless C4 to catch up with America. To conclude, my point is that I don't think the "industry" have any right co complain about TV show piracy. If they don't make an effort to either meet our demands, or "sync" British & American TV more convincingly, why should they make such a fuss?