Just ask yourself this question. Who has caused more damage? The defendant or the prosecutors?
This person has had his life sidetracked by "legal" bullies. And it's all for nothing too. They are still going to lose control over distribution of media, to the point where they are largely irrelevant regardless of these lawsuits.
Of course, this is a publicity stunt by the RIAA. Very much in the same way that Thomas Edison would burn animals alive with Tesla's electricity to try and stop the inevitable, just because he owned all the patents for DC. He was going to lose anyway, but he decided to be a dick about it just like the RIAA and MPAA are. This would be a perfect analogy except this is much worse, since it involves people, not animals.
The internet is the "AC" to the MPAA & RIAA's "DC".