What a panny-ass.
Tell him to download more, not like he's distributing it where it's more of a problem.
I mean, it's not like the FBI has 1 agent per 10-60+ year old downloading a movie on the internet.
They're not going to waste their time with such a petty thing, pretty sure some of them (federal officials) do it too.
Nah, he'll be fine. I've never purchased songs or movies legally, save for a few CDs.
I actually only know one person who got caught torrenting games by the police. He didn't get fined, by they shut his internet down and they had to switch providers. Needless to say, his parents weren't very happy.