Good analysis, here. The RIAA is making quite a bet that whatever the lawsuit barrage accomplishes, the resulting public relations fallout can be contained. The comments to the linked piece are not very friendly to the industry. I’m no expert on this issue and don’t know what the answer is, but does the industry?
On a philosophically related note, acclaimed band Radiohead is letting people decide on the price of its latest CD. $0 is apparently an option! Download “In Rainbows” for whatever you want to shell out, starting October 10, here. Revolutionary idea.