The kicker: Drama was not charged with some mere misdemeanor, but with a felony violation of the RICO Act, which is most famously used to prosecute criminal organizations like the Mafia. His bail is $100,000.
It's fair to say that the RIAA long ago gave up on establishing a good image for themselves -- probably around the time they started pressing charges against individual teenagers who downloaded songs from the internet. So it might be useless to appeal to their sense of good PR. But trying to stop the digital revolution by pursuing Draconian penalties against kids and popular DJs is a losing battle. Not only does the RIAA look mean; they also look stupid.