Most whom the RIAA pursues will end up settling. Very few turn and fight, and in the case of some, fighting ends up being a mistake. For others, however, it was exactly the right thing to do. Such was the case of Tanya Andersen, who fought the RIAA back in 2007 and eventually won.
This time around, the RIAA has lost again, with the courts declaring that the RIAA is responsible for attorneys fees and that they can be sued for malicious prosecution. Their gung-ho attitude towards lawsuits has all but become part of their business strategy, as revealed in a recent interview. If only everyone would stand up for themselves, that business model would crumble.