The Pirates Aren’t Going Away

The recording industry is acknowledging that, despite its costly and protracted legal crusade to rid the world of audio and video piracy, there will always be music available illegally somewhere online. And in what appears to be a bit of a policy shift, the RIAA’s president is saying that “Our aim is not to completely eliminate music piracy or illegal peer-to-peer services altogether.” But none of this means that file-sharing sites will see any short-term relief from the legal beating they’ve been taking.