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.