To be honest, I haven’t bought a CD in a while. The main reason for this is that I dont go shopping much. If the music industry got their act together however and set up a site that I could go to to pay $1 for a track I liked and download it in whatever format I wanted (ogg, mp3, etc) I would definitely use it quite a lot. The ease of just sitting here and getting a song I like when I want it is how music should be. Not that if I hear a song I like I have to make a mental note of it, go down to the local record store and then hope they have that particular song on single and even if they did, they’d want like £4 for it. DREAM ON!! The music industry should be promoting us getting music of the internet. It’d make their lives so much easier. They should be leading the way with it not following behind with law suits. If they set up a radio website and then from that website had all the different genre’s on it. They could then use radio advertising just like normal radio does. That would pay for the bandwidth of streaming us the music and would also pay for the royalties. What they then do is integrate the radio software with another feature. If we like the song they have a button called: Buy Now which we can then click. it links us to their main archieve site and we pay $1 for the track and can then download it once in any format we want with no protection. People aren’t going to go to huge amounts of effort to then share the song because it’s so much easier to just listen to the radio for the latest hits, and then just pay the reasonably cheap price of a dollar for a perfect quality copy of it if we want it. It would then turn all us normal citizens back into law abiding citizens like we normally are and would leave the world of going to tons of effort to get a song for free to the people who do the same thing in real life with stuff. Most people would prefer the ease and simplicity of just simply paying the dollar and knowing where to go to get it. For me for instance, i like Hip-Hop so I’d tune into their radio station with all the latest Hip-Hop hits on it. If I hear a song I like I then just click buy and it downloads it. The software could have facilities built into it to download the song too so that if it could inform the server when we had finished downloading it properly and also do a CRC check to make sure there were no errors in the download. If we didn’t get it or there were errors it’d try again until we had the perfect copy at which point it would inform the server who could close our ability at that point to download the song. It would be up to us to make backup’s or whatever else we wanted to make sure we didn’t loose the songs in event of a Hard Drive crash or whatever. They could also offer a service to post you the song on a CD for an extra $X and you could put as many songs as u wanted onto that CD. Once the music industry stops trailing behind with their lawyers trying to stop people having easy access to music and instead starts leading the battle, charging ahead providing us with EVEN EASIER access to perfect quality music in the format of our choice for a reasonable price, they’ll start beating music crime. Until then they’re dreaming!