Not arguing against what you're saying, but there is one teensy challenge that D/L & BitTorrent champions never volunteer, beacuse it splashes a little water on their bright shiny fires. Until you download and start watching the file will you have any real idea of whether the quality is there. I know a lot of people who seem to care more for the fact that they got something from a BitTorrent site than if the file itself was created and bundled with a quality experience in mind. Recorded something off your iPhone 4, cut it with iMovie on your phone, then uploaded to the BitTorrent, where the file is labelled "Tom Waits: Private Concert" and you grab it, thinking it's some gem, and it tunrs out to be a botched pile of crap, low res, badly cropped, with really, really crappy homemade titles with the name of the doufus who "made" it over the first 40 seconds. Yeah. That was a good use of my time.
Like I said, I'm not arguing at all about D/L of info. If it's valuable, you'll make money, even if the information is given for free, If you're that smart to recognize you'll benefit more from the strategy of abundance (which implies an economics of abundance), you're probably smart enough to come up with more brilliant ideas which will do the same. Isn't only only 1 in 10 VC-seed capital companies make it? It's that return that keeps the VCs in the game.