I pretty much wholeheartedly agree with your first post and I pretty much gave my PC an ovation when I read it. However I disagree with (most) all of this ( plz don't hurt meh). As long as the internet remains a public medium, nah, artist/label consent honestly doesn't matter anymore at this point. For better or for worse, information is now made public and easily accessible thanks to the internet. The LAWS might say that artist consent should matter, but we live in a country where laws can be amended. If you want to put your music out to the public, the internet will MAKE it more public than you can ever imagine and that's just tough luck. I think that the new business model should embrace this and offer more incentives to buy music such as lower CD prices, free T shirts with the cost of a CD (and before people start bitching about how this wouldn't be fair since it still costs money to print T shirts... so what? Bands are already printing T shirts and labels are printing CDs, grow a pair and offer them both as the new standard for a fair price..), etc. It's not really that hard.