Jerry Garcia said that "all music should be free".
That dosent work entirely as he well knew because the artists need to be paid but the sentiment was good.
Some music such as hit songs are free samples of a product.
File sharing should be curbed as Lars implies.
But the techknowledgy (spelled wrong , I know)
is not there yet.
I remmeber buying vynal Lp's and there would be an advert on the inner-sleeve that would read "Home taping is killing music" with a picture of a cassette with a skull and crossbones.
I understood it then, but I still taped music off of my friends collections because I was so poor in the 80's.
The piper must be paid, but as Chuck said, Blockbuster still makes money even though, the movies are on cable TV (which people Do pay for, HBO, Cinimax ect...).
I feel like there is a satisactory medium in the situation.
If it means taking control away from the corporations and giving it to the people, I'm for it as long as the artists are respected and the credit and debit cards come out to show support, especially for the artists with less popularity and money, they are usually the freshest and most important talents anyway.