... a huge win for the music community and legitimate music services. ShareBeast operated with flagrant disregard for the rights of artists and labels while undermining the legal marketplace."
Look, I agree that ShareBeast (first I've heard of it, though, so how big was it exactly?) was screwing over the artists. But the RIAA has just as much contempt for the artists as anyone - even more than pirates, since the pirates at least appreciate their works - and there's no end to the stories of hardworking musicians who've been bankrupted by RIAA execs with lots of big promises and lots of fine print in the contracts.
Just sayin'... I expect a similar statement to be made about the RIAA and its members when they eventually crash and burn.
The other way is if this stuff becomes easy enough to become a cheap device or an app for your smart phone
Just like script kiddies and other scams, if it's lucrative enough, and easy enough, it'll happen. You don't have to be a high value target. If someone knows they can pop the locks on every Escalade in the parking lot, they're going to do it. And someone might just say "oh, fuck it, let's make all the Corvettes disable their brakes because it will be funny".
If the last decade or so has taught us anything, it's that if it can be hacked, it will be
So you may be unimportant, and nobody is likely to *personally* hack your car... but nothing would prevent a motivated hacker from compiling several exploits for the most commonly driven cars into a single program that any script kiddie can use. And it really won't matter to you whether your car was singled out by a malicious entity, or merely one of thousands, if the brakes and steering are disabled at 60mph.
A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill