a few albums? Some have 9000+ songs for distribution, others have a couple hundred. Regardless of how many, sharing music across the internet is plainly wrong. It isnt' a small group of friends and relatives that you are making a compilation CD for. If only 10 people downloaded from your location, I doubt it would be a problem. But thats not the case for the most part. Create compilations for your friends and family, but don't distribute your stuff across the net, thats not what it was intended for. Freedom of information, sure, but not the dilution of a product, loss of revenue for the artist [however much you think you are taking a dent out of the RIAA and Recording executives, you are denting the budding artist as well] Get real.