It sometimes happens, and on Wednesday I found a very constructive conversation on slashdot about music download on Internet. I think some of the most valuable arguments are written in the comments; I simply let you go through the article and the comments, it's quite interesting.
About a similar topic, in a recent post in Bruce Schneier's blog I found a very severe critique of Palladium, and all the problems it raises. Bruce Schneier is a well known security expert, and has always (at least) interesting remarks.
This is not about programming and computers but all about society, privacy, culture and monopolies. A lot of people are missing the point, and are not aware of what is important today in the technology changes.