1. Yes, there was one guy in the US that was arrested awhile ago, but he was downloading thousands of songs per day, it was insane.
2. So many people share songs and stuff that it would be physically impossible for everyone to be arrested. Just think of the $$$ that record companies would spend in legal fees if they tried to do that. They would be broke in a week.
3. The Wendy@Kazaa.com
was probably just a way of Kazaa covering their own asses if they should ever be called in to court.
4. It looks like it is impossible to stop the flow by sueing the companies that make the software to share the programs with, once one falls, another 10 are there to take its spot (Napster and Gnutella/Kazaa). Are they going to try to stop people from buying CD burners too?
5. I think there was a ruling in the US recently that favored those who share songs over the internet, but I cant remember the case or any of the details. Like someone said earlier, there is already precident for this kind of thing, with the VCR.
I dont think that file sharing will ever be eliminated, the internet is too broad and international for that to ever happen. Alot of times I will download a song and if I like it then I will go buy the CD. The only people that this hurts are the pop singers who have only 2 good songs on a CD with the rest being filler, and I dont really feel sorry for them. If they wrote their own music and had better songs then that wouldnt happen to them.
Sorry if I got carried away