I declare that pirating music is no longer a sin, as long as you donate to a group like Sweet Relief that directly aids musicians. Know that the RIAA and their minions will face my wrath for these acts (vengeance is mine after all).
Of course, IANAL, so consult a professional before downloading.
As a normal citizen, I don't care about the legal details. I just want to license some of Righthaven's intellectual property. I've been trying for months to contact them to get permission to reproduce some of the articles they own. They never reply.
If I didn't know about all of these lawsuits, I'd think they weren't even in the business of licensing their valuable content.
I've done some more research. I find that now the police can cause the reason by which they enter your home without a warrant. In Philly at least, the police can search you on the street without a reason. I am therefore amending my 4th amendment list.
Places to avoid if you wish to retain 4th amendment protections: