Some organizers of Lanparties in Belgium were convicted after a Lanparty and their warezforums were being raided by the FCCU last year. Other cases of raided Lanparties in Belgium are also being rumored on the web.
A lanparty is where people bring their pc's and external harddisks and let anyone in the network download all the stuff they have on their computers. It seems faster than online and cleaner than online and the person who found the stuff can explain to you where there is other stuff like that online.
It seems like fun - untill the moment that one of the persons sitting next to you seems to be a copper and informs you together with a bunch of other coppers who arrived at the 'scene' that you are under arrest and confiscate your computer and go to your home to get all your other computers and digitalized collections.
The judges seem even to have even less patience and give even prison sentences on probation (6 months) and fines going up to HALF A MILLION euro. Meanwhile all your computers and collections are confiscated.
So lanparties or warezforums aren't that funny any more in Belgium
some say that in Holland as long as you don't upload there should be no problem - which is strange because in a lanparty the computer you have downloaded from can be interpreted as uploading it to you (just to say that I don't think this principle will hold in Lanparties)