The big issue, of course, is privacy and the undermining of constitutional rights. What bugs me the most is that the RIAA is ruthlessly trying to fight for a dying system, rather than to embrace the new status quote; they consider copyright to be a “right”, not a “bargain with the public”, as coined by Eric Raymond. Well, MIT and BC are not the only ones fighting – Verizon is fighting as well. Of course it’s in their interest to have plenty of traffic, but it’s nice that they are fighting nevertheless.