The Truth About Illegal Downloading

File-trading is unquestionably illegal. It is very clearly an act which closely approximates stealing. So why can’t the recording industry get any support for its efforts to stop the piracy? Simple, says Russell Smith. Corporate slimeballs who ignore good music in favor of brainless pap don’t deserve any sympathy, and everyone knows it. “File-sharing is a rejection of the social power of bland culture. Why should we pay for crap?”