Most of us who have spent any amount of time on the internet have run across the TED series of speakers (Technology, Entertainment and Design). If you aren't, I'm sure you will find the speakers very good at making their points and certainly worth listening to. Ted is one of the most interesting sites on the internet (in my humble opinion). There are people who can earn a decent living without paying any attention to the internet, alas, I am not one of them. I find that I do have to take an interest in what is going on, and I find myself sifting through tons of crap to get to the few precious gems that may be there. TED delivers the gems.
This particular video is delivered by Rob Reid, a very astute thinker and author of the book Architects of the Web. He is also the creator of Rhapsody.comt, an online music subscription service. In this particular five minute segment he examines the claims about piracy that the entertainment industry is making. I have no doubt that piracy does cost the industry a significant chunk of change, but I also suspected that their claims are dubious at best. Mr. Reid hilariously points out exactly how dubious their claims are. I think you might enjoy his take on the matter.