I'm just not voting at all on this one as non of the radio buttons express my opinion at all.
Prices should be reduced. It's common sense at then end of the day. Hypothetical Example:
Three people offer you a car, a nice spangly Merc.
One from a Merc garage for lets say £80k, one stolen one for free, and one for much less than it's costs to buy from a garage £40k lets say.
You'd feel guilty and hopefully wouldn't opt for the stolen one, but make it a perfectly legit sale lets say from a wholesale import place for £40k you'd feel no guilt as it's all above board and happier in the fact that you've got something good.
Ok a merc is status symbol, so making it cheap would probably just render the whole point useless.
But what i think the main issue with music and film is just 'how' cheap should it be? For that we need to find out just where the money goes.
I don't think they'll make them cheaper unless people stop buying music in a protest or something.
So unless a lot of people, and i mean a lot of people, like possible at least half of the current music/film buying public stop buying then record companies will be forced to reduce rates???
Who know's whether it would work. It's just my opinion.