The solution to all of this is simple: stop creating digital music, since no one can figure out how to "protect" a cd in any tangible way. Why would you give someone a DVD of a movie if all you wanted was to sell them a ticket to see the movie? It's the same principle.
The part everyone is ignoring here is how this was cheating. A regular study group is not cheating wholesale because while you could just copy down the answers, in a sense you are exposed to the process of learning with the other students in a real-time environment.
Posting that content online creates direct access for everyone to just the answers. That's the same thing as taking the answers from a study session and posting them outside the classroom before the assignment is due -- which would clearly be cheating. I hope it finally makes sense to everyone why this was a punishable offense.
People mostly lose things because other people move them, not because they can't remember where they put their items in the first place. Seeing the last place I put the keys doesn't help me if they're not there anymore. A much better technology to find my keys would be an rfid tag on my keys, and readers in each room so that at least the house could tell me what room they're in.
Many people that post blog comments are aware that an impressive-enough comment may yield some amount of lasting fame, and a regular record of great comments will definitely cement a place in history, possibly to include entries in the dictionary of slang for a commonly-used phrase. In that vein, I must add that in Soviet Russia, blog comments laser-point YOU!
That sounds like hiring Al Capone to guard a bank vault... major conflict of interest. If you want to hire someone with a background in actually committing real crime, then you are going to pay the price of extremely high risk. However, hiring someone with a slightly less than pristine past in terms of maybe a system hack here and there, who knows how to do it but doesn't want to go to jail, that might be a way better bet. Common sense should prevail, i.e. who's going to guard you against the convicted hacker, regardless of how secure your systems turn out to be? 99% of hacking is physical access, so be careful when 'inviting the wolf into the henhouse'.