An awful lot of artists don't like file-sharing and their argument is pretty simple. If you don't pay for the music, they don't get paid for their work. Artist Lilly Allen recently took a stand against file-sharing, claiming it wasn't doing British music or new comers any good and slamming the likes of Pink Floyd's Nick Mason and Ed O'Brien from Radiohead who support file-sharing.
However, Colombian-born Shakira has hit back saying she supports those who share music online: "I like what's going on because I feel closer to the fans and the people who appreciate the music. It's the democratization of music in a way. And music is a gift. That's what it should be, a gift."
The news comes after Lily Allen took her anti-piracy blog offline, supposedly because part of her post was ripped directly from an article on TechDirt.