A very nice article i found..... Downloading MP3's of songs/albums that you do not own is illegal, according to the current copyright laws. If you download and burn a CD without purchasing it, you are breaking the law. When you do so, you are, in effect, stealing from the label AND the artist. Whether you agree or not, that is the way the law stands now. And the way legislation seems to be going, there are only gonna be more laws and more people trying to fight online sharing. That said, we understand that many are fed up paying outrageous prices for CD's, when the artists see very little of the money. Most of us agree. But there are other ways to express your frustration. It's the same as saying GE charges too much for a plasma TV, so you steal it, instead. Doesn't make it right.