This is something that has bothered me for a while. Why is sharing MP3's such a horribly awful thing? I mean, I hear about these kids getting in trouble . . . kids . . . for countless sums of money and legal issues all because they had a few hundred MP3 files. Now I don't know about you, but when I was a little kid, I was told to share. I learned that sharing with other people, especially when it came to terribly important things (at the time) such as time on the swings and who got to play with the Power Ranger toy next, you could earn friends and respect. Now I've grown up and I have a friend who has never listened to the band Cold. So I decide to lend him three Cold CD's so he can copy them for himself and listen. Let's say he tells a few friends and they all burn his copies. Isn't it ridiculous to realize how much trouble we'd get in if Cold's record companies heard about what we did? I can see the other side of the coin, that the musicians lose money because a person who copies the CD most likely won't invest in their own copy. However, musicians make a shit load of money and I'm betting most of it isn't from album sales. There's also merchandise, concerts, and endorsements. Do I feel bad about not buy a band's CD? Yes, more likely if I really enjoy their music. However, if I'm sitting at my computer (like the other day) and my girlfriend offers me her copy of Flyleaf's CD to copy, do you honestly expect me to say, "Nah it's okay, I'm going to go buy it for the same amount of money that could buy me food for a few days." I'm almost torn on the issue, but I'm more on the side that doesn't see this as a major problem, at least not as big a problem as people make it out to be. Freely distributing the CD on a massive network is a lot worse than letting a few friends copy your CD. Thoughts?