The story is a true one. And by true I mean, I watched it on TV. And By TV I mean, that it was a cartoon show that was rated MA due to explicit content - South Park episode Christian Rock Hard from Season 7.
Stan, Kyle and Kenny are trying to get their parents to give them 300 $ to buy CDs for inspiration. Kenny says that they can download songs off the internet for free. Before they can even finish downloading the music, FBI come through the window and arrest them. They are shown how horrible their acts of piracy are.
* they are standing in front of a huge white mansion, near a heated swimming pool where a guy's sitting with his head in between his hands... FBI: You see that ?.. That is metallica's drummer's house Kyle: what's wrong with him FBI: He wanted a gold plated floating mini bar, but he can't have it for a few more months because of kids like you downloading music off the internet. .... FBI: That is Britney Spear's private jet. That's a GulfStream 3, she wanted a GulfStream 4. This one doesn't even have a remote for the 3-D surround DVD player entertainment center. ... FBI: Here we see Mister P playing with his little kid. Next week's that kid's birthday, all he has ever wanted is an island paradise in french polynesia. Kyle: He'll get it , won't he ? FBI: No... he won't get it till christmas Kids: NOO.. we didn't really know FBI: That is the folly of man. These stars are forever fated to live a life of only semi-luxury, due to kids like you downloading music off the internet.
Anyway the guys (their band Moop) end up striking, refusing to play till the downloading stops. Various artists like Metallica and Courtney Love join Moop - in the meantime Cartman's rival band (carefully designed to dupe the Christian pious public with Rock songs with lots of 'jesus' in it) sell a million records. Stan realizes that he is missing the point about the strike and calls it off saying.
Stan: don't you guys see .. we've forgotten what we did all this for - The Music. Moop is not about just money anymore, we're about music. Who's with me ?. Artists: naah.. we're just about the money.
Satire works better than the naked truth. It points out what isn't said. But it is sad that those who pick it up, already know what you were talking about. It's a sort of we know too acknowledgement, not communication in true form. But you can't say it isn't funny :)