I just finished reading the thread about the supposed, pending bill that would make a DVD have a limited number of plays and/or have video discs "married" to the first player they were played in....ugh! Although the article is proably faulty, rest assured that devious minds are conspiring to impose such on the market, us! Anything, along these lines, that applies to DVD's or future video discs also applies to audio discs too. The main providers for each are the same anyway. If obnoxious copy-controls are forced onto the market wouldn't "open" bootleg media become the superior, preferred media? It very well could. When or if purchased music is made unrecordable even via the analog inputs of my MD recorders, I'm through with it. BTW, they're trying to devise unrecordable radio and pay per minute digital TV recording. If video discs are only good for one or a few plays, I'm done with them. I buy this stuff to have fun with it. The so-called content providers are trying to take the fun out of their products, it seems. I'm so sick of hearing the content providers cry about how they need protection here in the digital age. There is some truth to it and I do have some sympathy but it seems their efforts are always aimed at creating digital price suppourts for prices that are IMO, mostly above market equillibrium prices. This is more true for the music end of the biz than for video, atleast so far. I have 5 nephews. None of them buy CD's. They're teenagers. They can't afford them or not very many. They download music. They can't download reasonably priced music, with reasonable utility, from the big five boy band providers . The point is that the entertainment industry can't be based on gouge prices. I've never knowingly bought a bootleg LP, LD, VHS, CD, 8-track, DVD, or cassette. I've never downloaded music. I used to go to Napster just to listen to out-of-print music I could find there. I choose not to record it. But, if the entertainment chooses to take all the fun out of their products I would buy used CD's, LP's, LD's, DVD's and maybe bootlegged media. From my view open, boot-legged media would be superior to legitimate, utility-controlled media. I really don't want to have to say that but.... The big five better get real about the digital age!!!!! A consumer revolt is brewin'.