Looks like a brilliant solution, but I don't think this will work. Imagine this. I search for a song in Kazaa and have the option to get the song for free or for something like 50 cents., what would you do?. Filesharing and payments just can't coexist. The best solution is to leave file sharing alone. You will never control it. The music industry will have to live with it. They should work on legal services that pamper their clients with, low pricing, high quality audio, high download speeds and extras like artists info, covers etc. Don't scare of clients with all kinds of limitations on copying etc. If you pay for something you should not be treated as a possible felon. Trust me, people that have paid for their downloads tend to stay away from file sharing. This may work, just look at what European services like Weblisten and Allofmp3 do. High quality audio, low prices, fast downloads. Allofmp3 even offers all albums in mp3, ogg, wma , mp4, aac and mpc . You cannot only choose the format you can also choose your desired bit rate, That's the way to go. At http://www.museekster.com/index2.html you can find a comparison of all the things these services have to offer. Stop bothering us with all kinds of new services and new Napsters. Do it like we do in Europe.