Chris, kudos for this excellent post about the constant, evolving pain for our creative community. What so many do not realize is the high price we will all pay, if artists continue to be devalued either by pirates or the tech industry.
The attitude that creative content is a stumbling block for new businesses and entrepreneurship is a position espoused by short sighted profiteers, who would rather cash out a flawed business with an IPO, than build an enduring business that can be profitable for business AND artists.
Great content is not digital road kill, but rather the fuel that drives the success of the internet.
Will Buckley, founder FarePlay http://www.facebook.com/FarePlay