StoutFiles - 7:48 pm on May 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Lack of punishment or enforcement aside from a legal stand point you are not allowed to do it. And If you do the person you do it to does have legal recourse despite the cynical viewpoint of some.
Of course people aren't allowed, and I'm not going to risk being the 1% or so that seem to be punished, but the fact that there are SO MANY sites making money off of other's material is depressing.
If you really think this is true Stout do some searching for RIAA judgments punishing people who have been caught doing this. There are some big ones that go way beyond a slap on the wrist as you put it.
For every site you name where people have been punished, I can name a site that hasn't. Then when you're out of sites, I can endlessly keep going.