I've been doing a bit of reading about technology evolution, copyright law, web development, downloading trends, etc. and I wanted to recommend to you this book:
Jaron Lanier's "You Are Not a Gadget"
In it I was delighted to find new lofty perspectives on all of those topics that I think are relevant to anyone even remotely invested in the digital world. Some of the concepts presented therein are already infecting my lyrics. It is not an easy read, and I'm not sure I agree with everything in it, but I'm excited to hear some new ideas (at least new to me) on the path we share, and I encourage you to check it out.