the RIAA is an f*$@ing joke. When Napster got sued, they claimed it was the artist not getting paid. Who are they kidding? The artist gets shafted too. The only people making out on CD sales are the RIAA. Screw 'em. The stuff that gets put out on CD isn't worth buying anyway. And everything that's been said here already is true. There WILL always be a way to obtain it for free (newsgroups are fairly easy to post to anonymously too...) and after all, though 2 wrongs don't make a right, CDs aren't worth 13-18 bucks a whack anyway...so they are thieves just like the rest of us.