It is not surprising that "Classic albums" have decreased. Albums are dieing because people are buying music different. People seem to want to buy only the songs they want, not albums. How music is packaged has nothing to do with the quality of music being released.
I have never heard anybody claiming that going through a metal detector to get on a plane is contrary to the constitution so why are body scanners? Is x-ray scanning of your suitcases put on a plane contrary to the constitution. What is the difference between looking through your suitcase and looking through your clothes?
BTW @Big Al - If Achmed walks into a screening line with an underwear bomb he would be lucky to kill 20 people. The people around him shield those standing further away. If he takes down a plane by blowing a hole in the side of the plane 300 to 400 people could easily be killed.
Those sounds are still present despite the fact they may be altered through the "psycho-acoustic simulation" process.
It seems to me that changing a song using "psycho-acoustic simulation" and recording a song as a cover artist and making it sound exactly the same are no different. Just because the average listener can't tell the difference between the original recording and the cover or psycho-acoustic copy if the recording is different then why would the psycho-acoustic copy and the cover be treated differently?
Seems to me like that problem would be solved by writers and customers not the government creating an artificial market. Maybe writers in the future will be motivated by something other than profit. Maybe writers will figure out how to get rich with unlimited free copies of content on the internet. Let them figure it out. What is the worst thing that could happen finding out?
So by this rationale there should be no problem making files available. Additionally if you put a bag of potatoes on my front lawn then they are not your potatoes or at least it seems reasonable for me to pick them up and do what I want with them.