I've got two standpoints on this
1) I believe in what the RIAA does, not the way they do it. With digital songs being better than cd quality and more readily available for the price, why would I bother buying a physical CD of an album when I can DL it. Why would I bother paying when I can torrent or use-net it just the same. This is where the RIAA come into play. They're trying to control piracy and it just isn't going to happen in a real world perspective. Lets be serious. Even if you were to put the death penalty on piracy, it wouldn't stop. There's way to much information and way to many people doing it to stop the people downloading. I agree with try before you buy. But not try try try try, crack, try some more, never buy. I do support the bands which is why I typically buy off of their website or their hosting website.
2) Without changing the law, the RIAA will continue to pursue the individuals rather then the websites. Why? The answer is real simple. $$$$$. Why should I shut down a website that's contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to me when I can keep sue'ing their users? If the RIAA can truly sniff out ONE person downloading music, then why can't they sniff out the site and the tracker thats providing a medium to host these files? It's common knowledge that Kazaa, Limewire, and Torrent sides are being used to pirate music but notice how the RIAA hasn't done anything to stop it. P2P Networking isn't an illegal thing but until the law changes to hold the program or the hosting tracker responsible and start fining the hosting companies money to pay out this federal debt we're in and help stabilize the economy. When these sites like demonoid, pirate bay, and others start getting nailed by $100,000 fines for hosting illegal content, suddenly the content vanishes and is scrutinized off the tracker.
In finishing. am I for the RIAA? HELL NO! Their a despicable group that sold morality for money.
Am I for piracy? Eh, I love to find that REALLY old game on a download site that I can download and enjoy because mine is shattered or scratched to hell. So I swing either way here. Definitely buy the game if you enjoy it after dl'ing it.