At the eG8 meeting in Paris, an “interesting” discussion was held between John Perry Barlow and a few other people. The important difference in the arguments between John and other others is that John argues that by producing better products the industry will get paid. I have heard the same arguments from the people at Spotify. They have a successful product because it is better than downloading the music. And John uses the same argument in favor of Netflix. It is easier to use Netflix that downloading the movies.
Since I started using Spotify I have over time stopped listening to my CDs.