"I think this is just a desperate attempt to regain some popularity." Whatever his motivation is... if that's what it takes to change a law, or to review the penalties for downloading a song, it's only a song people! Not plutonium or smth... by all means, let him be... he has my support. He is the first BIG artist to make a statement about this matter in public. It may not change anything atm, but I think it's very important that this happened.