I'm thinking that as people start to get shorter on the old $$$ end of things, they are going to look for ways to save. Downloading music movies porn games and books is one easy way to do that.
1.Do you think there will be only a big increase in piracy alone with the RIAA etc beating the same dead horse?
2.Do you think there will only be an increase in nastiness from the RIAA etc trying to scrape up every last dollar they can to bolster their falling profits.
3. Do you think it will be like an arms race, with increased file downloading, and corresponding increasing penalites and policing resulting in sharing going more underground and switching to other sharing methods(be it encrypted connections bouncing through servicces to hide them, mailing hard drives to avoid detection etc)
I'm going with option three myself.
EDIT: I didn't check the poll box.
but I would like it to be a poll.
Mods, any chance of some help on that please?