Music piracy: no defence
I don’t agree. If there hadn’t been illegal sharing, the notoriously self-serving record companies would have continued to insist that we buy their music on physical media as usual, while independent musicians would have pioneered Internet distribution and new labels would have appeared to sell electronically. Then the old record companies would have slowly given up market share to new players interested in cashing in on the new method of distribution. And there wouldn’t be any of that abominable DRM.