downloading copyrighted material is stealing, full stop. no ifs, no buts; the only thing making it different is the conscience of the person performing the act and whether they listen to it. MAJOR; you could be right in saying you wouldn't buy music anyway. Since i've stopped stealing music, i have not bought a single album and stick to downloading new music podcasts like NYUB. its a great way to get my fix and still completely legal. but, you are completely misguided. downloading an album and walking into a shop and slipping it into your coat ARE the same thing - much as i hate to agree with that stupid annoying bloody unskippable video that plays on every (legally owned FFS!) DVD i've bought. Stop being a complete twunt and start rewarding people who enrich your life with music.