Judge James P. Jones of Western District Virginia denied the RIAA's request for restitution in a 16 page opinion, holding the RIAA's reasoning to be unsound.
A few of the better quotes from the ruling:
"Certainly 100% of the illegal downloads through Elite Torrents did not result in the loss of a sale, but both Lionsgate and RIAA estimate their losses based on this faulty assumption."
"Those who download movies and music for free would not necessarily purchase those movies and music at the full purchase price"
"Like the court in Hudson, I am skeptical that customers would pay $7.22 or $19 for something they got for free."