I would like to point out something that has not been mentioned at all, ever. Don't get me wrong. I am not a stealer of information, but there is a part of the lost money equation that is not being mentioned that needs to be mentioned. Let's think about the transformation of how the music has been recorded and sold. Vinyl records that warped and got scratched, 8 track and cassette tapes that would break, get caught in players, or get ruined by heat or magnets. These older forms of media that we were using kept changing and we had to keep repurchasing the same music to stay up with the times or just because the music companies were selling us media that was flawed and was going to break eventually. They were making money left and right because people had to purchase the same songs over and over just to keep hearing them due to the crap it was recorded on. Now, we don't have that any more. We have the ability to take a digital copy and save it in a file on a computer, on a flash drive, or on a portable media player. AND, we can copy it to another digital device, in our own home for our own use for no more money. The real complaint the music companies and artists really have is that they are no longer making all the extra income they were making from the poor manufacturing processes they were selling to us in the first place, so now they feel since their profits have shrunk, they need to sue us for every penny they can get. I am not naive. I know there are some who steal music via pirating or bootlegging, but don't think they did not do that in the past when you could record your own songs via the radio or through your home stereo onto cassettes. The real problem here is that they have created a true high quality media that can be kept safe in a file in case the media (cd or flash media) should ever fail and they are losing the repeat sales from those that were having to buy the same songs over and over as they kept wanting to hear the music that was sold to them on bad media. I say the people of the world should sue the RIAA for selling us crap for the past 50 years and give us back the money from all of the times we had to repurchase the songs. They have been ripping off the public for so long that they expect to be able to keep ripping us off, as if they have that right. I say they need to stop complaining and be happy for the money they make. They would lose their back sides in a suit of that nature if we drew up a class action suit against the RIAA for making us have to buy their music over and over since they sold us defective products. Then maybe we could have some peace and just enjoy the music. "Shut up and play" should be the motto for the law suit. We are still buying your music. As for me... I buy more than ever since I have more confidence in that I will still have the songs to listen to for a long time. They are not losing money on me, so shut up and play.