Copying takes place everywhere and all the time. To use digital data is to copy it. No matter if it's from hard drive to RAM memory, from one portable device to another or from peer to peer. No matter if the physical distance of the copy is measured in millimeters or miles. No matter if the copy travels through a neurological path, through cable or wireless, on plastic discs, chips or constellations of cells.
Still some people prefer to speak for or against file-sharing, as if it was an isolated phenomena. As if the alternatives was no more than two: file-sharing networks or selling digital files.
Yesterday we walked around with megabytes in our pockets, today with gigabytes and tomorrow terabytes. The day after tomorrow, for a reasonable price, we will have tiny storage devices that contain more film, music, text and images than we can ever incorporate into out lives. Everything ready for immediate transfer to another persons device.