Up to a point. Unfortunately, a lot of what's going on in this area today (not necessarily on this specific point, but in general) are attempts to control creations even after being sold to the consumer. Right now, if I buy an album, I own the right to listen to that song, as much as I want. I may listen to it once, decide it sucks, and throw it away (or eBay it). I may end up loving it and playing 16,000 between now and the day I die. That's my right. And that includes the right to burn a copy to use so that the original stays safe. And the right to make an MP3 for personal use.
But now the content companies are trying to find ways to force you to pay for each use. If I listen 16,000 times, I pay 16,000 times. And that's just nuts. And it will never work. Look at DiVX.posted by aaron at 3:33 PM on January 22, 2001
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