I understand your point about the torrents/P2P, but that's not really what I was referring to. Until they came along, the music industry was overcharging customers for years and then had the audacity to complain when they started losing money. A good example of this was the Metallica/Napster charade from back in the day. I understand and agree that musicians deserve their due, but I also feel that fans shouldn't have been charged as much to listen to music or watch movies they enjoy. I'm not saying it's right to use torrents/P2P, but I understand why.
Had it not been for torrents/P2P, the "pay for download" sites (like Usenet) would not be available today. Now, music and movies are available at a much better price and the the industries are still making their money. This, I can agree with.
Have a good one!