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Take a gander at 10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained, a good article which deals with (11 actually) popular myths and copyright. My favorite is #9 - which is the defense that many people who steal music use. There seems to be a feeling that big media companies deserve to have their content ripped because they refuse to innovate. I've always found that to be unfair. These companies may be stupid - but they certainly have rights too. At the end of the day, the power is in our hands anyway. If you don't like CSS encryption on DVDs - don't buy them. If you don't like CD's with copy protection - don't buy them. Fight with your pocketbook.