Originally posted by zootm
The new technology makes the business model they're based upon obsolete in a lot of ways, this is the problem you're seeing. A few of the laws, and cultural attacks, that the record companies have been forcing through and encouraging make the technologies that could be their downfall effectively illegal, for no real good reason.
Death throes of a dinosauric industry, unwilling to adapt, it seems.
But that's the thing - the business model they're based upon won't survive, and even pushing horrible laws like the DMCA through has barely scraped the surface of these things that are ending their way of doing business.
If they don't adapt, they will
die, eventually, even though it will take quite a while, so why not try to adapt? They have no choice, and I wonder why they can't see that.