Two related recent announcements are both welcome:
A US court decision that file-swapping is not illegal.
“The ruling means that the labels and studios cannot ban 21st century technology in defence of their inefficient and outmoded 20th century distribution model,” said President of Grokster, Wayne Rosso.
And Apple’s very cool new music store means that people who wish to purchase music legally in a 21st-century way can do so. As long as they have a credit card with a U.S. billing address.