While what this particular section of the forum might advocate is illegal in nature, I will take a libertarian stance to start a discussion. Almost all of us can agree that the "government" has its sticky little fingers in places that it would be better off not sticking them. A Libertarian view is for small to almost nil government. By further controlling the lives of those you govern, you cripple them. While this is not a political forum, I must point out that those who press against copyright laws and decide to download in the face of adversity are practicing a Libertine value that all of American should notice. The only way to repeal a law is at first to break it. Blacks sat in restaurants that were deemed white by Jim Crow Laws, Women had abortions despite the fact that they were illegal in certain states, people are still pressing for gay marriage (although in my state it is now legal), and guess what, those who disagree with government policy with big business music industries are fighting back, me included. While what we do may be illegal on paper to the crap sandwich that is the two party politics of America, is it truly morally "illegal?" Should a price tag ever be put upon art? Only if the customer, and that is the people, deem so. Putting regulations upon an item that is meant to be creative, free flowing, and without boundaries becomes a hypocrisy when encrypted. Agree with me or not, this is the mantra of many who download.