Key_Master - 1:45 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
Realistically priced, a $.99 mp3 download is probably worth a penny or less per copy to the label- if you account for the illegal distribution of that download to others. Not to mention the damaging exponential losses when others distribute their illegal copies to family and friends.
I don't believe that the music industry has managed to make piracy more costly than legitimate downloads. Quite the opposite, in fact.