Downloading may be illegal. But 60 million people used Napster and only 50 million voted for Bush or Gore. We live in a democracy. If the people want to share files then the law should be changed to let them.
I’m not so fond of “democracies”. If 51% of the people in a land want to kill the other 49% it does not give them a right to kill. The majority is no more infallible than the pope.