RIAA has sued 14,000 over music file sharing
The RIAA continues to sue music file uploaders, launching 754 more this week. There are many sad things about this - including the fact that the individuals are in essence forced to settle as it is far cheaper than litigating it.
Slashdot has a post about one woman who is not eager to settle - with links to a transcript in which the judge was sympathetic to her position.
I am not familiar with US litigation practice - but I am surprised that some enterprising law firm has not found a way to defend these in a manner akin to a class action so the costs are spread out over thousands of defendants.