Totally agree that there will be problems with “reasonable doubt” in a lot of these cases. Unfortunately, most of them will bever make it to court to test it out. How many regular people do you know who have the time to go to court every day for weeks on end? Most of these lawsuits will result in settlements of ten to twenty thousand USD, because it’s so much easier to do that than to go to court and possibly lose. And you know that if it goes to court, the RIAA will ask for the maximum amount per song in damamges. No one wants to take that risk. Sure, everyone has the right to their day in court, but the reality is, if the RIAA threatens to sue you, you’ll just pay the settlement and never even see a judge. BTW, does anyone know the definition of “extortion”?
[edited by Vratar on 21.07.2003 18:58]