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Old 11th December 2011
Not that I disagree with you..... but the problem is deeper.
The music industry and media has promoted the millionaire musician for decades. It's perfectly reasonable for the average punter to think most musicians wont miss a dollar here or there.
Secondly, people love something for nothing. Even if they know in their hearts what they are doing is wrong, they persuade themselves it isn't that bad a deed, because they so desperately want this content but can't afford to buy it all.
This is why in part I blame the tech companies and isp's.
They are advertising a dreamlike future of content at your finger tips, huge amounts, and free or cheap. Quite well educated people I've spoken to assume someone else is paying somewhere along the line, so they can download music and movies free of charge.