The major record labels that had dominated the music scene for as long as anyone can remember came out vehemently against file sharing when it was introduced, claiming it was nothing more than epidemic bootlegging. Suddenly, the same group of young people, whose steady diet of $20 CDs made them rich throughout the decade,were dragged into court as an example of what happens to the thieves who were eroding record industry profits. The fierce opposition even led to a 9-0 victory by MGM in the U.S. Supreme Court, forcing one of the early file sharing websites, Grokster, to pay $50 million for copyright infringement. When the initial free sites were disintegrated or forced to become fee-based, it seemed that these companies, with the help of Uncle Sam, had taken back their rightful control of the music industry, but it was not yet a time for celebration. In fact, for most, it may never be time.The labels were mistaken in the beginning, not because their instinctive greed had placed them on the wrong side of the file sharing debate, which it did, but because they squandered precious time on a crusade that they simply can not win, against the very people they look to for support. Unfortunately, over a half-century of dominance had blurred their vision, and the mission was a knee-jerk reaction to protect their profits (and nothing brings customers back like public prosecutions). Still hungover from the '90's record setting CD sales, they couldn't see, or refused to believe, that the party was over and it was time to go back to work and show why they got the job in the first place. This select batch of CEOs have a chance to either seize the moment and re-write the history books or watch their mighty ship disappear into the sea.The Internet isn't going away, nor will it be commandeered by any one entity. Trying to police it is impossible and other than feeble scare tactics, which may work in third world countries but not so much around here, there is no way to bring back the record sales of yesteryear. Still, these dimwits continue to fight an uphill battle, as their “gang,” the Recording Industry Association of America, led by Cary Sherman, maintains that the measures taken to punish these music bandits will intensify, regardless of their former leader's admission, after the fact, that “it IS pretty cool to download music....” This ridiculous effort has turned into a full campaign throughout universities, involving several other “groups,” which are basically a collection of stuffed shirts, operating under some official-sounding acronym, like the R.I.A.A., who desperately need that bonus check to maintain their lavish lifestyles.