Well, firstly, they haven't actually stopped them from doing anything as yet - rather they've been allowed to go ahead with the court case on behalf of a number of parties who they might otherwise not have been allowed to represent - that's all the current ruling says, cutting through all the legal jargon. MrStimpy - if you can't remember when you last bought a CD, then this doesn't concern you. For those of us who like to have the physical product for whatever reason, this is a blow - if you're happy with MP3, that's fine, but for those who want to own the legitimate product, CD-Wow is a vital resource, giving people the opportunity to listen to a new artist for a relatively small outlay. The fact that you might then go on to buy merchandise, go the gig, go to the web-site of that artist seems to escape the record companies. Onlinetracker - it's basic Adam Smith economics that we're going against here. Plus free trade in general. The real issue here is the retail lobby and that it has 'got to' the BPI and pressured them into doing this. It feels under threat, as well it might. The real question is why stop at CD-Wow? Why not go after the other grey / parallel importers that many of us use. And then heck, why stop there? There's those naughty retailers in Australia who can undercut UK retailers even when you factor in postage, and the ones in Canada, too. If CD-Wow retreat back to HK and do all their business by e-mail, sending CDs out from Hong Kong and using the current worldpay system employed on their Hong Kong site (which allows payment in any currency) the BPI won't have a leg to stand on, and all that will happen is some people who work in a call centre or mailing centre in the UK will lose jobs.