There have been claims by the music industry that suing users works, and that there has been a decrease in P2P use. This is not supported by the facts. According to a new study, P2P network traffic rivals normal web browsing, and the P2P traffic in North America has been unaffected by the suits. Moreover, there appears to have been an increase as the publicity brings more people to see what the news are talking about.
This is deliciously ironic. The RIAA and the MPAA are actually increasing file sharing. Priceless.