I 've always wondered about this. I noticed many rock videos, many from the 80's and 90's are being shared through the usual pipelines on the internet. The question is: are these files subjected to the same piracy laws as the songs by themselves? I know you cannot sell them or use them as a means for making profits, thats a given. But unlike MP3s, music videos have always been regarded as promotional, in short advertising. This seems to make sense since very few of the total music videos are actually for sale and they really don't sell them in the record stores like CDs. The fact is, the record company essentially don't sell the videos, except maybe to MTV and the like. So, if they are copied, it's not really taking any money from sales. And if it's viewed, so people wnat to buy more CDs, who is it hurting? The makers of the video must have already got paid.