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By and large I've found that the reason we say crime doesn't pay is that we only catch the dumb ones.
As I like to say, "crime doesn't pay, but only because when it does we call it politics."
...to the question of illegally downloading music, to which he answered "...I steal music too, I'm not gonna say I don't."...
...He goes on to say that sure he resents people getting his stuff for free but, unlike most other artists it seems he knows who's actually to blame for the whole file-sharing mess — record labels. He says that "... you got record labels that are doing everything they can to piss people off and rip them off."
The climbing price of CDs has already cost many music retailers to throw in the towel, especially stores catering to specific styles of music. Music piracy is usually blamed for the shift, but the fact that the RIAA has been fighting used CD sales tooth and nail, and that the average CD price has increased significantly despite the fact that media production costs have decreased since the early 1990s isn't usually credited when music retailers go out of business."
Teen arrested for essay returns to class
FWIW, I caught the update to this story while using the Wii's News Channel."