Without illegal downloading service, people will have mostly buy from the shop. Their alternate choice would be getting a copy from friends, but nothing else. But what happen if their friends don't have the music they wanted at all? Then they have to buy the music product from stores. Illegal music downloaders wouldn't be able to download musics without an illegal P2P service since they have no other connection. Therefore increases sales for the music industry. All P2P are most likely illegal and not a backup purpose at all. That is a BS when people say it's for the backup purpose. No one will buy a song when they can download a song in MP3 format with 256kbps for FREE which is considered as CD quality already. It's sad that some people simply want to deny the reality of what they are doing. If you do it, just say you do it.
[edited by masterbw on 26.03.2004 19:34]