In case you haven't heard, the film and music industries have collectively lost their mind. They now believe you owe them more money. Why do you owe them more money? Mostly because you still have some, and they'd rather you didn't.
Take for instance the latest claim from the RIAA that ripping a CD you've already paid for and uploading the music to your iPod is stealing! That's right. If you want to listen to music on a CD and your iPod, you'll have to buy the album twice.
Most die-hard media consumers have followed this issue, so I won't regurgitate it all here. However, because I know some average consumers read my blog, I must urge you to elevate your awareness about these issues.
In particular, you may have heard about the new Blu-Ray and HD DVD systems coming out. DON'T BUY THESE SYSTEMS! To find out why you should avoid these technologies, read this blog from Mike Evangelist, the man who brought us iMovie and Final Cut Pro.
For an in depth run-down on the bigger issue of DRM, you should definitely give this blog a read.
This is serious shit, people. These huge conglomerates are out of control and after your money and your rights. If you still don't believe me, check out this blog.