but you're assuming, which is what i don't want to do.
perhaps he was hosting his legally-owned mp3's on his website, and somehow (poor security) others were able to get to them without his knowledge. this would probably constitute some copyright infringement. if a big record company complained to dreamhost, of course they would be justified in taking down the site, but it was more due to negligence rather than malicious behavior.
i'm not saying this is what happened, but i'm giving a plausible example of how ineptitude could result in cancellation of service, and ineptitude is my speciality. ;p
so again, i would like to know what caused a 2-year customer to be cancelled.