Who do they expect to really take advantage of this? http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11416

THE RECORDING Industry Association of America (RIAA) is reported to be ready to offer an amnesty to people who have shared music over peer-to-peer networks, as long as they promise never to do it again.
The plan is supposed to roll out next week, but was attacked by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which says that rather offer an amnesty to the 60 million people in the US who share music, the RIAA should help legalise sharing for a reasonable fee.

A lawyer for the EFF warned: "Stepping into the spotlight to admit your guilt is probably not a sensible course for most people sharing music files online, especially since the RIAA doesn't control many potential sources of lawsuits".

And in another development, the EFF said that 95 organisations yesterday sent leters to the chairfolk of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees to thank them for planning hearings on the digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) subpoena provisions.

The signatories to the letters include practically every US Interweb Service Provider (ISP), the American Civil Liberties Union and others. The letters are on the EFF website,