ON the topic: A long time ago (I cannot even recall the name of the file-sharing app I used) but I tried downloading a song or two - mostly when I wanted to hear something I hadn't heard in a long time. But all the uproar caused me to think twice about it all and I figured it wasn't worth the hassle. So I uninstalled the app and stopped downloading shared music files. Today, I use Rhapsody's free membership to do much the same as I did back then. The only reason I download and listen is because I want to hear the song - not to burn CD's or to subvert the commercial music industry out of some misguided sense of "stickin' it to the man" or moral ambiguity. I'll still buy an occasional CD, but rarely. I am just not that much of a music consumer, when it comes right down to it. The stuff I end up listening to the most is stuff I record with my project bands - or NPR or the really killer stations below 90 on the dial.