@rikkitic you are free to think and say what you like about everything, it's a free world, but as someone who has been in the corporate world, and owned a business for nearly 20 years, employed staff etc, I think you need to reconsider your position here. Until you have run a business, you can't easily understand what it's like or the motivations. I think you need to let go of your prejudices. I used to have a similar opinion to you, until I started my own business. I realized what a crappy employee I was once I was an employer, and compared to a lot of people I was actually pretty good.
Excellent post and real food for thought. I have in fact run a business but it was a very small operation, without employees. What you say makes a lot of sense and I am certainly prepared to reconsider my position. I doubt I will give up believing in an open market for digital content, though.