What would be advantageous to large media/tech corporations like Sony or Time Warner, etc, would be to sell you connectivity and hardware, while offering the promises of free content.
Then to churn through a constant stream of entertainers that get too far in, before realizing how the system works, and definitely before having any power to do anything about it.
Then for people to not blame them, and for them to have legal safe haven.
Why wouldn't it be to Sony, Time/Warner, etc's, advantage to have people constantly uploading "pirated" content, and even be doing it themselves, as long as it's a loss leader for some other product they ARE selling? The people that come up short are the creators, what do they really are about that? There is a constant stream of people that don't understand this, and who are looking for their 15 minutes.
This guy is a low man on the totem pole, and while what he is doing may not be right, and may even be illegal, it is not the root of the problem. The people perpetrating the current scenario with music piracy are more than happy for people to lay blame with guys like this.