The Internet is destroying the world, not only America. Here in Australia most book/music/video stores have closed in the past few years. Only major chains like JB-HiFi can survive because they offer low prices, similar to what is found online.
We are all to blame. I'm sure everyone here has at some stage downloaded a movie or album. Or bought a movie or album online. It's a fact of life now. It's what our kids will learn from an early age.
I rarely go to store to be honest. Last time was to buy a new laptop. Before that, an oven .... before that a new TV. Hell, I don't even support the Australian online stores much anymore, it's cheaper for me to import blurays and dvd's from Amazon then it is to buy them here !