Inside the Courtroom at the P2P Corral
"At first, the RIAA‘s strategy to sue individual users of peer-to-peer networks generated a stir, but, since last fall, most cases have quietly disappeared in private settlement agreements for sums averaging $3000.
"A recent court hearing offered a view into what might happen if these cases did not end in settlement negotiations and instead proceeded to trial. Inside the courtroom, the attorneys for the recording industry outnumbered defendants by a two-to-one margin, and the disparity of resources and expertise between the sides only continued to widen."
Berkman Briefings. Inside the Courtroom: The Music Industry Takes on the Uploaders. May 27, 2004.