Boot this

The burning question: To rip or not to rip: “If bootlegging acts as a safety valve to keep software prices sensible, might that not be such a bad thing after all? “

From the music CD point of view, I doubt I would download MP3s if CDs or tracks were cheaper and easier to buy, and considering CDs have, as the article points out, been overpriced since the 80s, I have little sympathy as the record labels start to suffer slightly (and don’t gimme none of that.. but what about the artist.. crap – the labels are only concerned about their major artists and I’m sure some of them could stand to lose a few million here or there…)