3.The laws are so restrictive that they're difficult not to break.
More bullshit. Effort is required to download something illegally. Your other examples are all pure FUD.
I admit it, I was singing Cold Play in the shower yesterday. Come and put the handcuffs on me... *shivvers*
>"those who partake of unauthorized file sharing are also the best customers of authorized digital music."
But doesn't everybody fileshare? I bet if you did a study on the youth demographic of music customers I bet you'd find that like 99% percent of them were active file sharers. I acknowledge that not pissing off your customers if a valid business strategy, but what exactly does it mean to ways that filesharers are the best customers, if in fact they are probably -all- their customers, at least in certain markets.
And if all your customers also fileshare, does that make it right?