Confusion, and a Killer App
Music is more expensive now? Here in the USA we ricains fous can download an entire CD on iTunes for $9.99. In 1978 it was a happy surprise to find an LP for $10. That $10 in 1978 is worth $32 today, using the US Consumer Price Index as a baseline. So in real terms music now costs 1/3 of what it was 30 years ago, and I can download it legally 24/7. Also I can preview tracks and not buy the crap if I don't want to - which was tough to do in 1978. Anyone else remember buying a whole LP just to get one song? And that's all you got!
Not being a freetard - how does the law of supply and demand work there? I have friends who brag about having 8K songs on their iPods, but what's the point? Who is ever going to have time to listen to that much music? (PS If you answer this question I will not assume that you are a freetard, just informed).
Now the killer app part: Have we finally found the killer app for Public Key Infrastructure? There are very good asymmetric keys and software available for free (legally) - and it could be a challenge for sniffers to identify intellectual property that is well-encrypted with AES or 3DES.