Originally Posted by Musette
I've read a couple of cases like this over the past few years, but I'm still missing something crucial... are they seriously prosecuting individuals
for illegal downloading?
No. They downloaded them with torrent software, which also automatically made the downloaded material available to others. They're being prosecuted for distributing the songs to others. Well, for "making available" — I don't think they even have to prove that the songs were actually distributed to anyone.