Ashlee Simpson has the honor of being my first blog entry :)
It's obvious that her or any other artist doing this don't give a rat's ass about their fans. They just want their money without actually giving them what they paid for... if you pay for an expensive ticket to see your favorite artist signing and she lip-synchs, it's a fraud. That's how I see it; they're defrauding their fans... the very people that made them rich.
I think that downloading songs of artists that are caught lip-synching should be free and encouraged since they are obviously getting paid too much :)