Folks what news is this that you never read ?http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/index_html#071205riaa
The RIAA will no longer pursue its case against Charter Communications, ending a contentious chapter with ISPs. Specifically, the RIAA has opted not to appeal an earlier defeat handed down by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, which disallowed direct subpoenas of ISPs using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). An appeal would have involved the US Supreme Court, which recently ruled in favor of record labels and movie studios in the MGM v. Grokster case. The 8th Circuit defeat, which followed a similar decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, forced the RIAA into a more circuitous "John Doe" method for securing identities. That process requires court approvals prior to receiving the actual identity of any accused ISP subscriber.
This is great news for US filesharers, its a pity it wasnt widely publicised, but I suppose thats the price we have to pay for a "bought and paid for" internet press system of folks unwilling to upset those who pay for the advertising space.
I wholeheartedly applaud the decision, as a sensible one serving justice over the Cartels Interests.