A note on the previous title

“Honest downloading” is exactly the term for alternatives to straight-up file-sharing theft from unwilling artists. It’s not just a matter of legality. I know it’s perfectly legal to offer a DRM-crippled subscription service. But I’m not going to use one until I can DRM the money that I pay for it with. That would be elegant and fair: once the music stops working, the money that I paid for it is returned to my account. Apple can keep the interest, just as I can keep the memories of what I heard.

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