Napster had a flaw of being centrialized. It was a matter of winning one case to shut them down forever.Yes, and and the RIAA had a flaw of being short-sighted. With Napster, it was a matter of winning the hearts and minds of early copyright thieves, to take advantage of the early centralized model and convert the community. Instead, the RIAA shoved it's head in the sand and scattered the community to de-centralized systems, and years of people mistakenly learning that copyright theft was "ok". That's a hard meme to remove.
Krzyszstof again :
Creating an anonymous p2p network that will make pin-pointing individual file shares impossible on a practical level isn’t that hard. And I predict that in 2005 an anonymous p2p network will rise in popularity rivaling current popular p2p networks.
Yep, and the RIAA is going to repeat the first mistake, and lose the remaining slim chance to solve this in a community way.