It's all about corporate GREED. The RIAA wants a tax on every player, recorder, piece of media, make it illegal to copy anything and when you do, fine you $5,000 per song. Be very vocal to your friends and write elected officials. Tell them all you refuse to purchase music becaues of the RIAA's bribery of public officials and blackmail of people exercising their fair use rights. WRITE THE ARTISTS - Tell them you can't purchase their music if they or their record company belong to the RIAA or don't publicly opose it. I won't buy anything from a company that belongs to the RIAA.