its wrong and should never happen
Copyright = Anti First amendment
Most people wont pirate or steal if a product is delivered at a resonable price and given resonable control over what you bought.
Look at Itunes and tell me you can't sell the music when its easy to get.
I belive a few of the audio book companies tried some DRM free stuff, that was watermarked thoughout, so they could identidfy where it came from.
They found NOTHING that was sold legally on ANY pirate areas or services...
Again repeating, EVERY SINGLE AUDIO BOOK THAT WAS SOLD NEVER WAS SHARED ONLINE TO ANYONE VIA PIRATE SITES (yes it coulda been given to a friend or family member but one assumes thats within the traditional fair use rights)
Also I loved Mollys Buzz Report about how much the RIAA coulda made by not trading the files. 3.7x10 to the 13th power
thats 37,000,000,000,000 trillion dollars... (4b songs/year @ .99 * 9 years that coulda been DRM free)
As molly says.. it works for them to use made up numbers.. why not us (not a direct quote and math /names ight be wrong)
Turns out it's all part of this larger Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement thing that's the "Pirate Bay killer" you were reading about on Slashdot. I've tried to explain it better here: http://cultureofownership.org/?p=43