One of the beauties of P2P, I believed was that the network was supposed to be decentralized. And now, with the RIAA sueing WinMX, the entire network goes down. I would have thought, with so many people with WINMX (limeware/bearshare) installed that each copy of the client software would have built up a cache of other peers on the network it could connect to.
I believe, that all it will take is somebody to develop a pure P2P application, wthout this "single point of failure" in order to indefinitely defeat the music licensing industry.
Of course, I’m not advocating copyright piracy, after all, if you’re buying a CD, need I recommend www.buymusic.cd