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I would be interested in the number of *journalists* the sites above have employed. Some do I am sure, but news usually has to bubble up to these purely online news sites which usually comes from places like the NYT (think slashdot).
I'm not saying money can't be made via free online content, but having close ties to the news world, I can say with confidence that they are hurting. It's an industry shift that started with the Internet and will continue until most content is purely online. How much will this content cost? I have no idea, but someone will pay for it.
So *my* defense would be to be silent about the file(s) in the first place (since that seems to be an option in this case). If they can't tell it's even encrypted then they certainly can't accuse me of not handing over a key.