There are essentially three ways of getting music on the Internet: steal it, pay for it, or get it for free (and, often, suffer through ads). The latter two often pay musicians fractions of pennies for every stream and transaction. The former pays musicians nothing. The latter are considered by many industry voices as the beginning stages of a new, sustainable business model. The former has consumed half of the recorded-music business. Guess which of these drew the most heat from artists in 2012?

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