ethericalzen writes: "The LA Times has published an opinion article about file sharing. The views outlined in the article should be familiar to the Slashdot crowd. The article is pretty balanced, and includes arguments from those who believe file sharing is theft and those who strongly disagree. As commentary to the article points out a couple of the analogies are not quite perfect. Despite the analogies, the author seems to be aware that the arguments being discussed are not quite as simple as some make them out to be. He comes across as recognizing that it is not a trivial concept and that there is much clamoring from both camps that will dictate how businesses and users function in the future."