Flipsy, it's not that as simple as you said it's much complex
The swedish pirates are against the actual system who gives no perspective of future to the young people, already while making them measure the weight of the bill that they will have to pay – climatic, environmental, economic, etc.
A system who saves bankers which irresponsibility made leave thousand billion dollar in smoke, but plunges their parents and whole sections of the humanity into precariousness.
And where finally there is no real sanctions against the companies who put worldwide economy in knees by excess of greed, but wants to cut the access to Internet of those who download songs without paying.
They would like to toughen youth and to magnify the ranks of the pirate parties of all countries where they would not be taken there in another way.
But if they would begin putting the biggest profiteers of the system in prison, it's like they would ask to bankers and financial companies to pay the bill of crisis which they launched.
I agree the music has a cost and the artist have to be paid for their music, but the big labels and major steal the artists and the customers who buy the cds in the same time and they make a lot of money with big shit music instead of help new talented artists.
They also missed the new technology and internet way and they don't work of an alternative of their business and still think in a old way to make money.
Look at Deezer and Spotify people can listen music for free with a few commercial and it's working that's an example and i'm sure there is others way too
I support the swedish pirates because i agree with this young people who stand up for what they believe and who want change the system maybe it's only a dream but i'm with them.