Once again, as the general public tries to share music and construct miniature radio stations of their own, various branches of the entertainment industry conspire to stop them. The logical end of this will be that, after shooting themselves in as many left feet as they can see past their bellies, the remaining major labels will limp to Washington and beg for a collective bailout. I am hoping the new Administration’s apparently genuine sense of empathy will not be wasted on these chronic killjoys, misers, and exploitative puds.