Even if it was a difficult operation to copy a song, it only takes one person to do it. After that the spread of the song via the Internet or other means of propagation is only limited by the honesty of the users.
I can write a program that lets you break the copy protection on a music file. But I can't write a program that solders new connections onto a chip for you.
Silicon Valley is constantly saying that the government is irrelevant and powerless. But that's because most people there have never seen it get serious.
People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear.
Even if the music industry simply gave away all their music people would complain that they don't have the bandwidth to download all the stuff - the problem would merely shift from availability to distribution.