Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs
The point is just that, to make Limewire go bankrupt and disappear.
Even if they did do just that (which LimeWire is probably going under anyway), LimeWire is just one thorn in the RIAA and associates foot. Besides the huge amounts of public trackers, there are all the private trackers that are much harder to get into. Nobody's going to go and give an invite to the RIAA, so private trackers are going to take a lot more effort to get rid of on the RIAA's part.
When you think of all the pirated data in the world, and how it takes milliseconds to duplicate, the RIAA cannot exterminate all that data, ever
Say a pirate torrent has 1500 seeders for an album. Thats 1500 copies at minimum, not including the leechers, people who don't seed, people who convert to other formats, people who back up their data, people who put it on mobile players (cell phones, iPods, mp3 players), and the list goes on and on.