Making CDs cheaper is bollocks. I will still download until commercial CDs are free, and even then, only if by free delivery cos i cant be arsed to go to town. Record companies arent stupid, and ppl screaming about USE MONEY FOR OTHER MEANS are just trying to lie to the Record Companies. They arent stupid, they are doing what any huge companies holding copyrighted material would do, and that is protect their material and protect their sales figures. I dont care how cheap CDs get, they are NEVER going to get to a price that will even begin to dent the millions of users involved in filesharing. I wish people would shut up about trying to change the Record Companies minds. It’s kinda like Soccer players ganging up on the referee when a decision goes against them, a referee has never changed his mind, and any who have are probably not in the refereeing business anymore. THIS is the most effective way for Record Companies to combat file sharing. Why would anyone who could ever contemplate piracy have any second thoughts about going ‘legit’ because CDs are cheaper, they are either free or they aint. I do buy CDs yes, but most of the CDs i buy are usually of a rarity that its too much hassle for me to find online. Hence, the more rare the music is which may become of protected music, the more likely i am to fork out for it. I have a friend whose absolutely loaded, his dads on 400k per year, he even got a 10k ford focus for his birthday, but hes got the largest mp3 collection I personally have ever seen of around 40Gigs. Money matters less to him than to anyone else I know because he can get pretty much anything he wants within reason. CD Protection may not have much of an impact in his means to get 40Gig of mp3, however lower CD prices also aint gonna mean that much to him. What else can the Record Companies do? I’m sure theyve thought of whatever you can think of, and Im sure theyve weighed up the pros and cons and feel this is the most effective means. At the end of the day, they have very few obligations to consumers, as you cannot pick and choose the label you buy the latest Number 1 Album from. Im sure they arent trying to be nasty, and anyone who takes this personally is just causing themselves unnecessary discomfort.