Talked to Shawn a little bit today about the music ideas. I think I've boiled the fundamentals down to two things.
1) Musicians need to be paid to keep making music.
2) File sharing can't be stopped.
So, the design of the system has to accomodate these two premises.
If you remove either of those two premises, you end up at either side of the two issues that I've remained on the fence about for so many years. Removing premise number one and you get original napster file sharing. Remove number 2, and you get companies that sue thousands of their customers.