UTR: I had to disagree with something so simple, straight-forward, and, above all else logical, but I don’t see them changing there model anytime soon. It seems no matter how much bad publicity they attract, people still seem to mindlessly buy there albums/books/movies without second thought. When they see, for example Men In Black III on the store shelves, they immediately want it, and don’t think about the fact that the giants who made it have recently ripped a laptop from a crying nine-year-old girl, against the wishes of the artist who’s music was pirated. The only exception comes from the people who were going to pirate it, anyway.
Therefore, these a-holes will stay powerful, and refuse to stop bullying everyone they can, supposedly to reduce piracy. Oh, how I wish there would be a wide-spread internet protest about the way they act in general, just as there was when PIPA/SOPA was meant to be voted on. Maybe THAT would do the trick. But then the MPAA/RIAA would probably try to shut these sites down, as well. I’ll bet they’d find a way to do it, too, without remorse for the owners of these sites, or the people who depend on these sites.