The RIAA may soon learn that doing so will not increase CD sales, in fact it is likely to have the opposite affect. We can all do our part by boycotting the RIAA and buying music CDs only from artists not affiliated with them.
Update: one of those hundreds being sued turned out to be a 12-year-old girl from New York City:
"I thought it was OK to download music because my mom paid a service fee for it. Out of all people, why did they pick me?"