Napster was launched in 1999. SoundJam was in 2000, but that was not my point. I was sharing MP3s via binary Usenet well before either of them hit the scene, but Napster brought easy peer-to-peer sharing to the masses. The masses didn't live in the Mac world. They lived in the PC world. Electronic file sharing forced the music industry to make significant changes in the way they market and distribute music. Record stores closed and the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of physical media is rapidly dying. The last album I paid for was Radiohead's "In Rainbows". The band broke new ground by putting the music online for free, but asked people to pay something for it if they liked it. I paid for that in order to reward Radiohead for being bold and innovative, and becoming part of the solution, and not attacking their fans as if they were enemies. The last movie I purchased was Louis CK's "Live At the Beacon Theatre". I could easily gotten that for free from other sources, but again, I wanted to let this artist know that I approved of his artist to consumer direct delivery model, and that I would still pay for media if it's packaged in a way that suits me. Charlie's argument, and I think it's dead nuts right, is that with the expanded access to broadband and better compression technologies, the same thing is beginning to happen to his own business. He is trying to be pro-active and retain customer base, rather than being reactive and trying to get them back after millions are already gone.