if RIAA had its say, it would halt all progress and would turn back society into the stone age, where there are no cd/dvd recorders, no internet, nothing that contributes to piracy. it's often said that capitalism, i.e., individual economic enterprise boosts progress. here we see that this is not that simple. sony is greedy, and its greed boosts progress, because it releases new technology, which it sells for much money. but, at the same time, we have all those RIAAs, which try to sabotage all this: no broadband, please, broadband means movie download in 4 hours in excellent quality! not 100 hours music cd-rs, this means copyright violation! and so on.