I’d like to see matters such as these, be taken in a few different ways.
If someone illegally downloads music, they should be fined 5x the price of the song, not to low, not to high, and the company is making money from the songs that were illegally downloaded and then some to cover court fees depending on the case.
Now, if someone were sharing the files or hosting them, then i think it should be dealt with how long they’ve been shared or hosted.
I think the sum of $10 a day should cover that.
But if you ask me, copyright has been taken way to far.
Plus, if someone wants music for a reasonable price, why not get a damn Zune Pass?
It’s like $15 a month, and you get 10 DRM-Free songs PLUS, unlimited downloads for songs but they come with DRM.
They could also get a year pass for $150, and that’s 10 songs a month free, so technically, you’re paying $120 for music, then $30 for the service, since all songs are 80 MS Points ($1).
But if entertainment was cheaper these days, most people wouldn’t Pirate.
Hell, better entertainment 20 years ago was half the price.
If iTunes, Zune or Napster had music up for $0.50 a piece, a 10 track album would be $5, NOW THAT, sounds reasonable to me because there is no shipping, no stocking fee, no packing material so the cost goes down even more for the company, and they make even more money if they made there products cheaper.