Old_Honky - 11:55 am on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
milosevic has nailed the important - point ease of use. The film/TV/Music people need to realise this then find a way to monetise these currently illegal downloads. I favour a compulsory download licence (which like the BBC's TV licence would be more of a tax than a licence). This could be collected by ISP's and paid out proportionately to national organisations for redistribution to the copyright owners. It need not be expensive because the copyright owner is not recouping a large distribution cost.
Then everyone has to buy a licence to download and anyone can download from any site. No need for expensive and often futile anti piracy measures.
The problem is the industry which still wants to make the same high profits from this new low cost virtual distribution channel that they enjoy from the much higher cost physical distribution channels.