The Internet has no borders, and it will be a very long time before all the counties of the world have agreed on how to legislate this music, movies and games downloading.
Of course there is an ethical issue. A lot of people consider the downloading, for free, of copy right protected material as theft. I have heard all the arguments by now. I did hear them in the 70s when cassette recorders became available and very popular. I heard them when CD writers became available and I hear them now when downloading over the Internet is becoming more and more popular.
In my opinion it is theft if you copy anything and sell it. If you copy CDs for your own use, that is o.k. with me. I have noticed that I, and a lot of people I know as well, still buy the real thing if we like it, and I also have noticed that I am getting selective.
I hardly buy anything anymore from the real top performers. I think they simply earn enough as it is. If I come along a new group I like I usually copy a few songs, and I might go out and score their CD if I really like them. I noticed that I must have been doing this for a long time.
I had a look at my CDs and saw that most of the...