The geek in me finds the idea that we're still getting messages from Pioneer 10 to be pretty exciting. I used to be more of a science geek as a kid, sometimes it peaks out. ;)
They neglect to mention just how much money music companies rake in a year, given us nothing to compare their loss of $300 million off of. That's ignoring the fact that there probably isn't any statistical data on how many people who purchased counterfeit cds would've bought the legal version had they not had an alternative. Welcome to the 21st century, where even your Ma & Pa Quickstop works with the black market.