History repeating itself
This latest battle against the internet community will ultimately fail. They always do. Period. Look back through history on any of these crusades started either by the government or big business in attempting to control some aspect of the intermet, it's content or the people using it. They have all failed. Why? Because we, the internet community, are smarter, more dynamic and more adaptable than they can ever be. Their arguments are always inherently flawed, their solutions are also backwards and flawed..
Copy protection, how long did that take to crack?
CD copy protection how long did that take to work around?
Governments in the early days scanning emails for key words, how long did that take to screw them over?
Pfffft. Whatever the music industry tries to impose on the community will be squashed in a very short period of time. There will, of course, be the few high profile cases of individuals being charged. The usual rhetoric on how evil and insideous these crimes are and then the balance will be restored again. They will then be nashing their teeth together in frustration wondering what went wrong. I await that day in the near future