Your past and present attempts to prevent "illegal" file sharing is simply misguided and counter productive, to say the least!
Ever since the dismantaling of napster your organization simple pushed file sharing further under ground. Napster was used to share music ONLY. Now with the popularity of peer-to-peer file sharing TERRORISTS and PEDOPHILES now have new tools at their disposal. Way to go a**holes.
Now with pending litigation (you people are serial litigators) there WILL BE an emmergance of ENCRYPTED file sharing programs. Thus, making it even MORE DIFFICULT for legitimate law enforcement to uncover and procicute TERRORISTS and CHILD PORNOGRAPHERS. Again, WAY TO GO A)(HOLES. You are also tying up the courts and the legal system in an UTTERLY FUTILE attempt to stop music file trading.
Your organization publicly blames file sharing as the cause of reduced revenue and sales - to which I have one thing to say - IT"S THE ECONOMY STUPID!
Maybe the fact that the VAST MAJORITY of the music you produce is CRAP, the ECONOMY is in the damn toilet, and you have yet to OFFER a DECENT alternative (I'll be damned if IM going to pay 10 bucks a month and then pay an ADDITIONAL fee to burn a small selection of tracks.
Could these be the reasons that music sales are down? Of course it is. But just like W Bush's reasons for going into IRAQ is BULLSH!T, so are your reasons for going after file sharers. The REAL reason you are TERRIFIED of peer to peer networks is your total LOSS OF CONTROL over the music business.
HEVEN FORBID if an good artist was able to record, promote and distribute decent music WITHOUT the goddamn RIAA. The you UNCREREATIVE BASTARDS might have to get real jobs, CD's might sell for five bucks and the artist would keep the profits! When that happens (and it will, you dumbasses are too F***ING stupid to come up with a better plan.)
Your money, political clout and (stupid PR) legal moves will not save your industry. The RIAA is nothing more than a bunch of CORRUPT teamsters in expensive suits. Who apparently wish to support TERRORISTS AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHERS so you can continue to RAPE artists and the consumer.
The RIAA says screw PRIVACY and FREEDOM. Well I say, SCREW YOU RIAA and the horse you rode in on.