A few glasses deep into the Rosso (excellent bargain for wine geeks on a budget), I found my way to two things that cut through the buzz:
#1 - a classmate told me about the matrix defense. I almost didn't believe it. Apparently it's the real deal. Scary.
#2 - Kelly D. Talcott, aka Infringing Actions has a nice analysis of the RIAA's clean slate affidavit and, in my mind, a lovely bit of foreshadowing to a bunch of people who may get screwed. Hope I'm wrong.