The Amerikan government flexes some muscle causing Russia to shut down music 'piracy' sites.
There is no such thing as stealing music, unless the name of your band is Coldplay and you stole a song written by Joe Satriani. That is what music copyrights are for. Not for sueing the pants off of regular people. Anyway, this is a good article. It provides plenty of opinion.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with listening to recorded music.
Here is to the eventual fall of the RIAA.
Learn more about the RIAA at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.