That's not lost on me, however my gripe is that far too many people (geeks particularly) justify their unrestrained copying of digital content because it's just 1s & 0s. They conveniently overlook the fact that there are still *some* costs involved. This behaviour is especially damaging for indie producers where every single sale counts.
If you developed a piece of software for the market, you wouldn't then try to sell each copy at cost it took to develop. Now fine, someone copying your content isn't necessarily going to incur you any *extra* costs, but it also doesn't provide any return on your risks & investment.
I dunno, I think I've just become a bit jaded by the hypocrisy & entitlement that seems to be rife in Slashdot's community today.
You also completely skipped over the key point I tried to make about the elephant in the room, that if people refuse to pay for their content, and they also refuse to accept the advertising that otherwise pays for their consumption, then the only option content producers will have left will be to make the ads the product in the form of product placement, paid content & sponsored branding.