"The record companies, my clients, have said, for some time now, and it's been on their website for some time now, that it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."
But now, because I play my music on my computer they say I shouldn't buy CDs, and basically imply that just playing the CD on the computer should be illegal simply because there are services out there that provide mp3 downloads. Since when are they allowed to dictate how I spend my money? Computers crash, if all I have is mp3s I will be force to buy more mp3s once the computer is fixed. That is twice as much money for the same amount of music being played. Give me a break. And really, what do they think I do rip the mp3 and play it on my mp3 player while playing it on my computer while having the CD in my brother's stereo? That is a bit excessive, don't you think? Dumb RIAA, hush up. I'm not stealing, I'm not using the music for anything other than private use, so relax. Geez.