If they can sue you for no reason and bankrupt you even without winning the case, since you're ###@@!! anyway... you may as well enjoy piracy as much as you can
I'm kidding of course, but it kinda makes sense though.. doesn't it?
When I rent a movie and I don't have time to watch it, I pirate it so I can watch it later. I buy Walt Disney movies because my daughter watches them over and over, but she tends to scratch them so I pirate them (I figure if I pay $60 for something that comes with no guarantee I can make sure I keep it safe). I "pirate" every single CD I buy, because apart from my alarm nothing reads CDs and I like to listen to my music with my iPod. I have no issue with watching a friend's movie in a friend's house.. although he's not legally allowed to "play it in front of other people". Lately I've even started ripping some of my daughter's movies into my iPod because it's pretty cool to have Lady and the Tramp or Bambi in a portable device for when I'm away from home and my daughter feels like watching them.... I don't know, I've become such a pirate, I should really be locked up! As a general rule I don't really care about legislation as long as what I do makes sense and is morally acceptable. As a nation we should expect and demand that our legislation reflects people's expectations and what they accept as morally acceptable. If a law doesn't reflect that and goes against people's expectations to "protect" some commercial lobby it deserved to be criticized and changed. Eventually it's down to each individual to decide which to choose between morality and legislation when both are not compatible. Morality tends to be universal... legislation is local, that should help people to make a choice.
It all started with people selling things that had no value... duplication, distribution of media, and now that anybody can replace them and cut them as the middle man they just don't know what to do. They have no business, they add nothing to the industry and now that technology doesn't protect them anymore they're using the law.
You shouldn't be afraid of them. People get what they want, always. Legislations are meant to reflect the needs of their society. They're taking advantage of the system but it's only a matter of time before people find that they go too far and demand changes in their own legislation.
The RIAA can sue you tomorrow? So what?? Anybody can sue you tomorrow.