I'd thought I was going to have to jump in on this one- - - but Goodman said it all. Thanks. === Eh. Ok. I'll indulge in one thing; How about the *reverse pirating*? When software, like Internet Explorer or Real Player, uses every trick in the book [completely unethical, if novel] to maximize their *profit* at user's expense [by knocking out other default program's, for instance]? How many millions are made this way? We all need to think this stuff through [I don't mean that patronizingly. I mean, we're in a paradigm shift]. As I've said before, I'm not sure anyone SHOULD own rights to copy, for instance, woodprints [and certainly not 200 years later]. If a guy wants to carve a log, make 16 prints, thrown the wood away and charge a fortune for the prints- fine. But if someone wants to create something, distribute it universally, do everything they can to make in invaluable, lock the original *woodblock* in a safe rather than destroy it, re-define what own/lease means, re-define what a *promise* is [IS a click a promise? I click on what makes an image appear on my screen]- - - and then tells me, *By the way, I retain ownership and you're a worthless thief if you give this disc to your secretary*, well, I ENJOY beating lawyers out of their claim to Shakespeare's royalties. It's a wacky, irrational, unfair claim. Mixing my metaphors here, I know, but, if that woodblock is in a safe somewhere, my woodprint isn't really worth anything- and who is pirating who? See you in a couple months. Robb ===== MP3's for Robbingham [Robert Eberwein & Robb Bingham]at: www.mp3s.com/robbingham ===== _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.