Piracy. Theft or not? Reply #200 – 2003-04-01 18:33:25 QuoteAs far as the "try before you buy" rationale. If it's possible to try before you buy, people will do it. Test driving cars, buying clothes then returning them, taking a couple of swings with a baseball bat ... The problem is that most digital music has no natural limitation like the above options. That makes it difficult for the music releaser to control what happens to it.That was the whole idea behind Divx. You "buy" the disk for less than a regular DVD, but only got 1 day'suse before it expired. Further views were charged to your account. It was soundly rejected by the publicand went bust. One reason was the agenda of "pay per view" and the user could not own any permanentuse rights. Beware studios that still want this for both movies and music.