Holy ---, talk about unclear on the concept. He seems to think all the people involved in making the music he downloaded should be working for him and his friends for free. Or perhaps he thinks it's fair that the rest of us pay for music so he can get his for free. His lawyer actually asked the judge to award minimal damages to "send a message" to the music industry. Hellooo? Somebody needs to send a message to him. He also perjured himself by blaming his siblings for doing the downloads.
If someone wants to download and share music free, there are plenty of musical groups trying to get a start who would love the exposure. If you don't think their quality is up to your standards, remember, that's what you get when the musicians don't have a big budget.
Then again, you can get Weird Al's parody of "You're Beautiful" free. Called "You're Pitiful," he got permission from the original artist, James Blunt, and had the whole thing recorded when Atlantic Records (Blunt's label) refused to let him put it on his album. So he's giving it away for free.