B1G MON3Y R00L3Z!!!
"We believe it's in everyone's best interest to come to a quick resolution, and that these four defendants now clearly understand the seriousness with which we view this type of illegal behavior," said RIAA Senior Vice President Matt Oppenheim in a statement. "We have also sent a clear signal to others that this kind of activity is illegal."
A wonderful predecent has been set thanks to the little guy being crushed by the unlimited bankroll of the mighty corporation. I am only familiar with Daniel Peng's case, but basically, he created a search engine to search all shared files on Princeton's network.
Not illegal, but in a culture that uses lawsuits to set legal precedent, does it matter?