FYI, they seek millions in damages per song as a DETERRENT. I mean, maybe a grand a song as a deterrent would suffice, because thats still a crapton more.
Think of other deterrents, such as if you kill someone you goto jail, and if you do it in Texas they will you right back.
You go into store, you steal the CD, you spend a night in jail and wind up with a misdemeanor on your criminal record.
You pirate the CD, you get a multi-million dollar lawsuit slapped on you and your financial future is ruined.
Let the punishment fit the crime.