UofM3000: IF there weren’t laws regarding free copying of copyrighted material, no-one would ever buy anything. There would be no reason to by movies, books, music, or anything else that someone put a lot of work in to making. If that were the case, what would any person gain by writing a book, making a movie, making music, etc.? Although the Recording Industry Association of America has taken it way too far, the laws for copyrights are sound. The issue at hand here is not copyright law, but rather an unchecked monopoly with much much more advanced anti-competition practices. If you really want to pick a bone with someone, don’t pick a bone with the copyright law, pick a bone with the senators, representatives, judges, juries, etc. that rule in the RIAA’s favor, most likely because of a ‘small’ sum of money being transferred into these people’s hands. Another thing. The RIAA is not the only incredible overpricing. The other huge one is text book companies. I just spent $120 on a 200 page textbook. I’m with fb- Don’t just be mad at the RIAA, but completely remove any and all support you have of the RIAA. Don’t buy music CDs, don’t by recordable audio CDs (the RIAA makes a profit on the audio CDs, but not on the data CDs).