The real reason the RIAA wants to sue you
From a Washington Post article: "Von Lohmann and other advocates of legitimizing file sharing have suggested that Congress consider legislation to establish an intellectual property fund that would pay artists and record labels when their materials are downloaded over peer-to-peer networks."
There you have it. If we start paying the artists there won't be any reason to have record companies. I don't want to live in a world that doesn't have record companies. It would be a dreary world full of uncontrolled music and creativity.