While torrent sites might be in the gunsights of the **AA's, more and more streaming sites are popping up and popping up with domains and locations that are not particularly friendly to US copyright and IP law. The ones with
.com and .org addresses are probably going to be shredded, but the ones that reside outside of US interests will probably be safe for quite a while. I haven't downloaded anything via bittorrent aside from Linux ISO's for ages. Extensions like Video Downloadhelper gives me sufficient means and quality when I download the flv or MP4 file from a streaming site, and they play superbly on my 42 inch Samsung.