and others have submitted a number of links about the recent closure of torrent mega sites like suprnova and torrentbits.
Unofficial Suprnova Closure FAQ
comments that some torrent site maintainers have been arrested and that Suprnova was closed over fear of similiar fate.
notes that the finnish police raided an unnamed torrent site. There's a lot of scary things here, but to me what is most scary is that American copyright owners can mobilize foreign police to do their bidding.