very interesting article, and one which will be a cause for debate.
I tend to agree with the author on almost all of the article, with the exception being, that I do not think users will allow themselves to be dictated to, on the type of software, that can be used on their P.C.
As for downloading music, I may be in a minority here, but why should I pay over the odds to download tracks, which can only be played on certain hardware which I may have.
As an example, I recently purchased the double CD " Now 60 " for my kids. This consists of approximately 40 recent chart hits, and has been ripped onto the kids P.C., and they can listen to the CD, on any type of audio system. To download these track, would cost just under the £40 mark, and they would be restricted, as to where and what they could be played on.
As I said before, surely it is better to purchase the cd, and have very limited restrictions, than pay more for less.