Does anyone want to try this out with me? Apparently it works on every OS platform and would make my life TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME.
I just read this on Lifehacker, and it may have made my life worth living again after the past week. Basically, for people who either don't care about technical things or don't have the attention span to read the links, Alliance connects a bunch of private PC users so that they can totally share cool crap with each other like music, and videos and whatever. WITHOUT all the badness of the scary parts. Like the RIAA and MPAA beating down your door with a staff of attack lawyers.
I'll look into it after work... if you want to test drive this with me, leave a note in the comments, and we'll chat.