This is exactly why the RIAA is evil. Come on, 675k? That is totally outrageous to expect a person to pay that.
“A federal court in Massachusetts today upheld a $675,000 damages award against Joel Tenenbaum, who was accused of illegally downloading 31 songs from a fire-sharing Web site and distributing them and was sued by the main recording companies in the U.S. ” Sources
Not that I had any after the original lawsuits, but the RIAA just lost a lot my respect.