"There is evidence that the darknet will continue to exist and provide low cost, high-quality service to a large group of consumers. This means that in many markets, the darknet will be a competitor to legal commerce. From the point of view of economic theory, this has profound implications for business strategy: for example, increased security (e.g. stronger DRM systems) may act as a disincentive to legal commerce. Consider an MP3 file sold on a web site: this costs money, but the purchased object is as useful as a version acquired from the darknet. However, a securely DRM-wrapped song is strictly less attractive: although the industry is striving for flexible licensing rules, customers will be restricted in their actions if the system is to provide meaningful security. This means that a vendor will probably make more money by selling unprotected objects than protected objects. In short, if you are competing with the darknet, you must compete on the darknet's own terms: that is convenience and low cost rather than additional security." -- http://www.bearcave.com/misl/misl_tech/msdrm/darknet.htm
I've viewed Part 1, and there's now a Part 2:
http://www.stealthisfilm.com/Part2/faq.php "...While they continue to command so much attention in the mainstream media, the 'battles' between old and new modes of distribution, between the pirate and the institution of copyright, seem to many of us already lost and won. We know who the victors are. Why then say any more? Because waves of repression continue to come: lawsuits are still levied against innocent people; arrests are still made on flimsy pretexts, in order to terrify and confuse; harsh laws are still enacted against filesharing, taking their place in the gradual erosion of our privacy and the bolstering of the surveillance state. All of this is intended to destroy or delay inexorable changes in what it means to create and exchange our creations. If STEAL THIS FILM II proves at all useful in bringing new people into the leagues of those now prepared to think 'after intellectual property', think creatively about the future of distribution, production and creativity, we have achieved our main goal."
"The film [Outfoxed] says this pervasive bias contradicts the channel's claim of being 'Fair and Balanced', and argues that Fox News has been engaging in what amounts to consumer fraud." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outfoxed
We'll leave the fear-mongering to Fox, the RIAA, the MPAA, Don et al.. ;)
Related Links: http://www.updocfilms.com / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archive.org http://www.plos.org / http://www.eff.org / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_P2P http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darknet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend-to-friend http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripple_monetary_system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deniable_encryption http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freenet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WASTE