I've just discovered that everytime we Canadians (maybe you yanks too) buy recordable media, be it a CD-R, Memory Card, or what have you, we pay a surcharge that goes directly to the recording industry. The "tax" is meant to compensate the recording industry for rampant illegal mp3 downloads and illegal copying and distribution of albums (how many of you actually believe this revenue goes to the recording artist?). Now, as far as I'm concerned, if I've been paying a surcharge for the past however many years for all the SmartCard's and CD-R's I've purchased for "legitimate" use, then I should feel free to download mp3's and make cd copies as I please. I've paid for them! The sad part is, as a musician, I know this line of thinking can only harm recording artists. Even more scary, that 'surcharge' is about to increase, and also cover items like mp3 players, cd writers, and more. What do you guys think about this?