Inspired by many conversations with Ol and countless other people - most notably Dan Wainwright, who's made some good points, plus the whole debacle on leaking albums online before general release. Downloading - what're your thoughts on this in general? Taking the business side out of it for a second, I'm all for legal downloading (stuff like Amazon MP3, iTunes etc. that you pay for), there's no reason not to be. Illegal downloading however, I'm mixed on - downloading albums that're readily available or aren't even released yet is something that I rarely ever do. If I commit such an act, 99% of the time I'll buy it (unless it's shit, in which case I'll delete it), but then again one would argue that if an album is obscenely expensive to track down on CD - as most albums I enjoy are - then it could be justified to download it. Invocator and Protector are two that spring to mind for me here, since I downloaded both Weave the Apocalypse and A Shedding of Skin ages ago simply due to how expensive second hand CDs were (up to $300 in some cases). However, I managed to recently get both on CD because I fucking love those albums. An odd position to have for sure. What do you lot think? Again, taking the business side out of it for a bit since it only starts arguements and complicates the shit out of things!