My title, but must-read content at Daring Fireball.

Remember, the media companies are trying to condition you into paying more for every piece of content you use. More money for every device, every viewing, every time you make a mix tape with those perfect songs to bring back your lost love. Heck, the RIAA is actively petitioning to pay artists less (if at all) for ringtones and other uses of the artists’ content, so it’s not like your favorite drug-deprived musician is missing out on getting a fix meal when you buy these things.

Just say no, people. Fair use lets you rip your own songs and convert them. Exercise your rights or lose them.

Now back to your regularly scheduled security paranioia…