okay Lee, i'll take up the discussion.
how's about the fact that most people downloading wouldn't consider buying the product even if they couldn't download? how about all those people that will buy a product after downloading it because they like it?
Piracy has been around for many many years, but only in the last 5-10 years has the recording industry claimed to be hurt by it, we had internet before that time and we all downloaded stuff, what changed?
even musicians are turning their backs to the recording industry because they think they're being treated unfairy, the products they make are WAY too expensive.
to top it of, what will this ruling really mean? even if the Swedish supreme court finds them guilty, will that change anything?
and what about gaming? an industry that has long been plagued by piracy, they're doing great, why is that?