Can’t We All Just Get Along? Apparently Not.

“With the courts making it harder for the music industry to battle online piracy through lawsuits, you might think that the major record labels would be ready to cut deals with the leading file-sharing networks, transforming them from hotbeds of illegality into revenue-generating partners. Think again. Despite a recent survey that reported the percentage of Americans who download music online has been sliced in half, the gulf between the labels and the companies behind Kazaa, Blubster and other file-sharing networks seems as wide — and impossible to bridge — as ever. Not only are significant business and legal hurdles in the way, but there’s also an ocean of bad blood between the two sides.”