Originally Posted by GAC
I understand. But if I don't have an iPod, then all I can do is listen on my computer right? But that is free? The only time I pay a fee is if I want to burn it to CD or download to an iPod?
Sorry I hadn't answered this.
You pay a fee to download music from the store to your computer.
After that you can burn it to CDs as many times as you want (there are SOME limitations) OR transfer it to your ipod (if you choose to buy one). The music you transfer from your own CDs to your computer IS YOURS. You do not have to pay for that again and can burn it to CDs or put it on your pod.
What you CANT (or shouldn't do), is transfer YOUR songs to somebody else's computer (or ipod). That is the equivalent of file-sharing over the net (albeit much less detectable).