Semi-legal downloading of tv shows recording would end with filesharing services (bear in mind that most of the European countries do not have any other way to watch the latest tv shows. I would gladly pay some monthly fee to watch them legaly). What is left then are p2p network such as torrents. Which is punishable with up to 8 years in prison. Which basically means that productive popularion between 20 to 50 years of age would end up in jail. With all of them in jail, the economy collapses for good. World ends. So wouldn't it be worth of finding a legal way of having my shows immidiately, because I don't want them four years later and dubbed.