Fair point, but theoretically say the guy can afford it at some point in the future, if he already has a limited means of money and has the choice between buying an album he already has or eating dinner out, why would you buy it again, if it's already in high quality?
Short/current run- Artist aren't losing money from people distributing this. Long run maybe?
Unlike bootlegs, especially radio broadcasts, which are public domain, hence "bootleggers in radioland roll your tapes". Albums are protected under copyright laws, while the producers and artist may have sent reviewers copies of