So now we have a "judgment" in a case of illegal downloading, and it seems to me, especially in these extremely volatile economic times, that holding Ms. Thomas-Rasset accountable for the continuing daily actions of hundreds of thousands of people is, at best, misguided and at worst, farcical. Her accountability itself is not in question, but this show of force posing as judicial come-uppance is clearly abusive. Ms. Thomas-Rasset, I think you got a raw deal, and I'm ashamed to have my name associated with this issue.Ars' Nate Anderson, who pleads guilty, with an explanation, to actually owning a Richard Marx CD, correctly notes that "Now and Forever" was the only one of several songs played at the trial that Judge Michael Davis professed to enjoy. (Sarah McLachlan's "Building A Mystery" and No Doubt's "Different People" failed to earn his judicial seal of approval.)
Personally, I'm still waitng for reax from Gloria Estefan, Joe Elliott, and most of all, Slash.