The recording industry at this time does not want to admit that they have a lousy product and are blaming FTP and filesharers for this.
I agree that they DO
have lousy products (and have so since about 1991). But the Fatal Flaw in this equation is that
there is still a market for this mediocrity. The fact that you all pirate this stuff is clear indication that you WANT it. So why shouldn't the recording companies do anything and everything they can to collect?
If you people were
REALLY SERIOUS about putting the kibash on all of this, then you'd change your tastes away from "mainstream". You would not be pirating Top 40 music or Top 10 movies (or even attending the movies for that matter). And a "successful" movie would be one that grossed a whopping $5 million.
Put another way, you scream and moan about how "Brittney Spears" and "The Matrix" suck, and "why do they keep ripping us off?", all while attending Brittney Spears concerts and seeing "The Matrix" at your local theater.
So don't sit there and think you're not partially to blame. I agree that what the Entertainment Industry puts out is horrible. The movies suck, and the CD
's are hideously overpriced. But as long as
YOU continue to create a demand for this stuff, then this "war" will be fought forever.