Hmmm, I'm not certain this post is an answer to the matter I raised. It seems more to answer my post "Whither go the publishers" in the article you mention.
I was trying to put the advent of copying music in terms that would hit closer to home for you personally and your business.
Thinking of your business, could you afford to wait while you figured out Step 4 before Step 5: Profit! while thousands of potential customers are enjoying the fruits of your labor for free? Perhaps it is too personal of a question in a public forum.
Believe it or not, I'm actually with you. I'm one of those people who has created his own notion of "fair use" and how it applies to music I've downloaded over the Internet. My method was that I would hear a song on TV, remember a lyric line, google it, find out the song and artist, visit Napster, get a copy, listen to it, and go buy the album if I liked it enough, leave it or delete it if I didn't. I bought more music the spring of 2000 than I did my entire life. Did I do anything wrong? Not in my mind. But, I know my mind and intent. Do the music producers and publishers know the intent of millions of college students? Can they afford to wait and find out? Are they being fair to their stockholders to not try to stop it? Are they being fair to their stockholders to not figure out Step 4 in this new distribution medium?