I wanted to throw my 2 cents in on a point that Kassia made during her post on Monday:
Should it really be illegal to download an MP3 version of a song (or album) you’ve already legally purchased? Doesn’t legal precedent offer consumers a right to make a copy for personal use? Why is that we have turned the rights of consumers upside-down just because the music industry played its collective fiddles while the labels were burning?
So it started me wondering. Maybe it should be illegal to download an .mp3 version of a song that I already own if — and only if — it becomes illegal for the music industry to sell me another version of the exact same song that they’ve previously sold me.