It's funny really...
>>The claim of personal benefit is important, since sentencing guidelines frequently require a showing that copyright infringers financially gained from their activities.
When has that ever been important? Hell, the RIAA will happily sue 6 year old kids out of their college funds if they simply install limewire. What money changed hands there?
It's all about sucking what you can out of your consumers. Recording sales are low? Think they'll wonder if it's the shit they publish; the fact that they're always suing their customers; or will they blame copyright violations?
I still find it hilarious that you guys tolerate the kind of bullshit this organization (and it's related "brother" organizations) pulls. I mean, back in the 50's I'd be afraid of one day hearing you all had burned down the buildings with the execs in them.
Hell, even the RIAA admits they screwed the artists out of their money first. They don't sue you in the name of the artists that were infringed. So in the end you're not even withholding money from the artist either.
Paris, coz even she knows when she's getting screwed.