“what am I suppose to do, ignore that he is a prick, that he has probably hassled and annoyed people all through his career, and then likely gets very pissed off when they don't do what he wants them to do RIGHT NOW?”
You know, so what if he was such a prick, the record labels didn’t have to keep working with him, there was nothing forcing them to keep putting up with his personality.
please don't sue me... cause I just stole your post
No actually I am telling you that you illegally obtaining music is STEALING. I am using analogies becaue you have been brainwashed by anti-copyright propagandists (actually Masnick et al are anti-IP). Just because you can take somethign without paying and it does not remove something from the market does not mean that it isn't illegally gaining access to something to which you are NOT ENTITLED.
I think your forgetting that even though the rights holder may get to “select” a price for their product, that does not mean that their product is worth that. If a consumer thinks your price is higher that what the consumer feels your product is worth, then generally they won’t buy (or maybe they will buy but feel ripped off).
Now on the other side of the coin, if a consumer thinks your price is much lower then what they feel the product is worth then the consumer will go and buy the product (and even score a bit self satisfaction for a great buy and who knows they may even tell others about it).
Try that again,
“Let's say there is a guy in the(newyork branch of the) youth hostel you live in with a gun. He is holding police at bay. The police remarkably stop you from getting back to your bunk (in Seattle) .”