"I am speechless about the idea of putting music fans — mostly teenagers — in jail for downloading music," he said in a statement from his Neverland Ranch in the western state of California.
"It is wrong to illegally download, but the answer cannot be jail. Here in America we create new opportunities out of adversity, not punitive laws, and we should look to new technologies ... for solutions.
"This way, innovation continues to be the hallmark of America. It is the fans that drive the success of the music business," the "Gloved One" said.
I didn't think I would ever say this, but I couldn't agree with with the self-proclaimed King of Pop more. I am not sure anyone takes Michael Jackson seriously enough anymore for his statements to influence anyone, but it is good to hear that he is capable of talking about a topic other than himself, his kids, his Neverland Ranch, and his less-than-normal lifestyle.