As is known, since the end of 2008 the association RIAA abandoned the methodology of lawsuits against Internet users who downloaded pirated media content. Now she just sends out warnings. A million pieces a year.
One of the reasons for the refusal to litigate was the banal lack of funds - the costs of lawyers are dozens of times higher than the proceeds from the amounts that could be "knocked out" from users. In addition, this method of combating piracy caused sharp criticism from the public. Due to the fact that multimillion-dollar lawsuits came to disabled people, single mothers and other low-income members of society. It's not surprising that RIAA lost more cases. This did not affect the volume of file-sharing traffic in any way - it continued to grow.
Now, millions of Americans and hundreds of US government agencies receive warning letters every year. True, only educational institutions pay attention to them, which risk being left without state subsidies in the event of repeated warnings. Theoretically, providers and clients should “bite” their customers. But nothing is heard about it. So while the volume of file-sharing traffic is still increasing.