Slashdot had a post announcing the release of Exeem, from the creators of Supernova, a leading BitTorrent search engine that got shut down by the MPAA. I checked it out over the weekend and it is kind of cool in that it creates a P2P universe that fuses the best of search technology with BitTorrent distribution. Two problems with it though. First, if you download the .2 Beta they have Cydoor embedded in the client so prepare for the ads. Second, a check this morning of the most downloaded files range from a lot of porn, to a lot of first run movies currently in the theater, to TV shows, to music, etc.
I am not sure how any of these great vehicles for grassroots distribution are ever going to get a foothold as long as everyone using the tools are breaking copyright law.