hey greg, I agree – it’s an evolution spiked with revolutionary moments.
While I’m not as revolutionary as Crosbie (although, stepping back into “consensus reality” it’s a hair split of a difference between me and him) it does seem that taking something away as fundamental as charging per “copy” would be wrenching under the most visionary, forward thinking authority.
Meanwhile, the death of “my favorite band” seems to me a cultural phenom almost separate from sue-em-all and more a by product of other forces. Kids don’t seem to pin their parental-anxieties on celebrity rocks stars like they did in past generations. I don’t mourn that.