If the industry keeps going the way they are, people could end up and say f**kital. They will stop buying they will stop pirating, they will just let the industry die a slow and painful death. Most peoples these days cant pay the settlements, if you stick them in jail we will then have no people and the world will be a prison. I personally think artist need to sell the music directly and let the customer pick between, CD/DVD compressed and uncompressed versions. The artist then can finally make more money and the RiAA and die a great and wonderful death.
But if something isnt done soon, both the artist and RiAA will die.