if it wasn't for advances in technology, the music industry and others wouldn't be using cd and dvd now. they would still be supplying their content on records and videos. strange how it is ok when it suits but not ok when it doesn't, isn't it. they are in the position they are because of their own stupid, backwards attitude. they want to maintain control. the supposed losses are an excuse to try to keep that control, encouraging governments to make/change laws accordingly. had they realised what the future was going to be, they could have adapted much earlier, jumping on the 'band wagon' (no pun intended) and keeping up with technology whilst making even more money than they had been. they were too slow to do that and are paying the price. serves them right! still no reason to condemn others because of their own lack of foresight. as stated above, file sharing will not stop. they need to embrace it and give customers what they want, how they want. the reporting of alternative methods by which customers can get things isn't a crime. not giving a method of their own to compete is the crime.