This doesn't really effect the "scene" much in my mind other than seeing the best put to rest, well not that either. They quit while they were ahead and sat down and waited for the FED!
f**k the govt, this honestly is not worth the time and money to spend investigation and spending millions on MP3s and movies. Even though they ripped a massive amount of music, who gives a s**t. It don't k!ll nobody, go after more serious s**t like illegal weapons or narcotics that k!ll people.
Artist: hey prick! don't steal my s**t! i don't want any new fans to come to my shows or support me, i just want the same old saps who have bought my CDs in stores for years!
I mean c'mon free music sharing like this helps artists, because they make money on tour and through other stuff. I've listened to artists, and groups I honestly may have never heard of in my life because of availability of music.