My respects to Steve's sensibility. He is right when he says that what we are discussing here is discussed by a peculiar point of view. We all are musicians and we do ( in several different ways ) have a contact with music and the "thing" that carries it different from normal (not so poetic) people. I still don't know where on which side to stay, but this has no importance. One thing surprised me to know: the difference in the cost between writable CDs. CDRs (for computers) cost less than Audio CDs. I have been told this difference ( in Italy it is about 1/2 U.s. $ ) is a sort of tax that is payed to majors or whatever because it is clear that people uses the specific Audio Cd to duplicate music. Is this correct ? If yes, majors do protect their lost sells, and what about artists ? ...I know that a guy duplicated one of my cds, but nobody gave me any money from the Cd for Audio he had used... Luca.