I want you to compare these two news articles:
The first "Jury Rules Against Minn. Woman in Download Case" tells about how one woman was fined $1.92 million for file sharing. She 'willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs' and is fined $80,000 per song! This award is an outrage. Can you imagine anyone doing less harm, paying more? The Big Four, Warner, Universal, EMI, and Sony, were all involved in the lawsuit. They control 80% of the music business. I think this tactic of suing customers makes them look even more greedy and out of touch, then most think they are now.
Then compare that with this article, "The RIAA Has Got to Stop". It shows that file sharing has been the main reason why customers buy recordings! "Those who freely download music from file-sharing sites and elsewhere buy ten times more music... than people who do not participate in file-sharing systems."
(editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)