If they let communication companies (as in web, internet, isp providers, fiberwires networks, etc) be vulnerable to piracy for not having invested in security measures to protect their products online, then it's a matter of wrongfully managed distribution methods.
Apparently we have a Starforce fan in the house. Seriously, you are arguing for MORE DRM? Besides, there is no way to completely secure anything from theft. You are simply blaming the victim - and yes, in this case the RIAA is technically the victim, even though they aren't the downtrodden poor everyone likes to think are the victims in every story. If this case were somehow reversed, you would be cheering that some poor person stuck it to the greedy corporation for eighty thousand times what was stolen from them. Don't kid yourself, you know you would.
If the Law tries to debate over ridiculous fines or reasonable penalty, it is because there is a way for people to TRY getting free music rather than purchase it. The problem is in the web mechanics and the technology used for distribution. The copyright arguments for protection cannot be invoqued for a very simple reason; NOBODY paid up the virtual infrastructure for it.
Please correct me if I'm reading this wrong, but this sounds like an argument for banning all file sharing technology. Yeah, that certainly would cut down on the piracy - but there are legit uses for that technology that would also suffer from the blanket ban this approach would require.
Losing a home to banks for being unable to pay a loan (in order to acquire property with value) is one thing, purchasing (after the fact) 192,000,000$ of some music represented by 24 mp3 files another.
As a Canadian, you should also be outraged by the loss of a home to medical bills. That IS the leading cause of bankrupcy in the US - and most of that is due to the effects of legal practice on the field. Absent actual negligence, there is no reason doctors can get sued for millions for damn near any reason. How about the drug companies made to pay billions of dollars for drugs that were certified safe by the FDA? Don't forget, even YOUR health care system is partially paid for by US consumers; most of the pharmaceutical research for the world is done in the US, as it is one of the only places where laws make it profitable to do so.
Besides, she didn't get sued simply for downloading the songs, she was also uploading them for others to download.
if i am rich one day i VOW right now to help these average people fight the behemoth corperations that rape them
Good, you won't be rich very long. The behemoth wouldn't be trying to rape them had they not screwed the company first.
Not everyone can afford to go out and buy everything.
Enternet, the great equalizer...
Until the behemoth looks your way and decides to collect. Not everyone can afford everything, but then you don't need everything to live, do you? Music (movies, games, etc) are LUXURY ITEMS. If you can't afford them you do without. An internet connection does not entitle you to everything ever made.