Let The Playground Pirates Rule

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Let the playground pirates rule
Stan provided this link to a fabulous Guardian story about the new disaster-scenario the RIAA is trying to push should people not stop file sharing. I love this paragraph:

“With no visible means of support,” it continues solemnly, “many artists would be forced to stop working and a cultural dark age would ensue.” The implication seems to be that unless downloading ceases immediately, by this time next year the members of Coldplay will be huddled by a roadside somewhere, their shivering fingers pathetically clutching cardboard signs that read “will play intelligent yet slightly melancholy alt-rock for food”.