I take it back. According to TechDirt the Washington Post got it wrong. The RIAA isn’t (yet) insane enough to bring a lawsuit against someone for merely copying files to their computer, but the lawsuit in question is actually one of simply making those files available (which is contestable as well, but very different from what the Washington Post claimed).
That’s good news. Though, it still doesn’t explain the quotes from record execs, like Jennifer Pariser saying “when an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song.” At least they aren’t stupid/insane enough to bring forth a lawsuit on these grounds (yet).