"The ongoing battle between users of file-sharing programs and
media copyright-enforcement organizations (most notably the RIAA)
has seemingly become a daily ping-pong match of lawsuits, threats
of lawsuits, countersuits, office raids of commercial P2P services,
and soda pop promotional gimmicks encouraging people to download
music from legal music downloading services.
"Regardless of all the threats, intimidation, and spoofed music
files clogging networks, P2P services in which users engage in
'copyright infringement' (or 'file sharing,' if you prefer)
continue to thrive. Activity on them still far surpasses the
traffic of the legal music download sites, such as iTunes Music
Store and the now legit Napster..."