This popped up on UG today, great article... If You Rip Music For Free, You Tick 'I Don't Care If My Fave Band Dies' Box | News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com I don't think i've heard it put any better than she does. This is why there is no excuse for illegally downloading music - you're screwing with people's livelihood, and the bands you enjoy seeing and listening to. It seems metal fans are more inclined to steal than most from what i've seen. Let me also add that the "Same as tape trading" argument is invalid, in that it requires friends to tape trade, who are always going to share things. Stealing from the internet is not the same. I know here's been a million discussions here on this, but the article hit a chord with me!