Well the chances of dying suddenly are much greater at age 71 than someone who is 55. So no one should be surprised by York's death. If dying is detrimental to a companies existence maybe we should impose forced retirement.
If the consumer pays the asking price and piracy does not become a replacment for $9.99 books, then they are correct in their assumptions. If not then they are wrong. They would not be the first industry to balk at letting the consumer define the market place. It's a new world. Learn to change or lose.
You'll notice that no one paid any attention to your very logical observation. This is the same frenzy that went on when everyone thought the current release of the iTouch would have a camera. There will be no camera in the first generation.
I DVR all the shows that I watch. If for some reason the recording does not happen I just go to the website to watch the show. I do this mainly on ABC. I really don't know if I could do this on CBS. There is one CBS show that I watch so it really does not effect me. So if I can watch it for free on the Internet on abc.com why would I want to pay anything to watch a program?\