sen8or: depends on what they could delete, if it was a the ability to delete a link as opposed to the ability to delete an entire file then deleting a link is a waste of time, if the file, then agreed
Yep, all these points we don't know. We've seen the media given prosecution and defence (aka the raid and the interview) just need to wait and see. I imagine there will be lots of numbers and percentages thrown into the mix.
I expect he will be done like a dinner, as I expect the % of legit files on his servers, and that generated his income will be quite low. Against that there is the DMCA law. But if its high profile globally, the issue of media companies drip feeding content will become a well known issue to the masses, not just the IT literate. Not that this can be used as a defence, but a mitigating factor, and that may push the media companies into being more current.