A four-store record shop chain [Scotti's Record Shops] in New Jersey is offering a “Buy It, Burn It, Return It” policy—customers can buy a CD, take it home and rip a copy to their computer. Within 10 days, they can return the disc for 70% store credit. “We don’t want to “butt heads with iPod owners,” said co-owner Jeff Scotti. “We have to embrace them.”
People, in order to own a copy of a song you must own the original. This chain of stores is soliciting an illegal activity. If you no longer own the original you must erase it from your hard drive. It's stupid promotions like this that give the iPod a bad name ... it makes artists hate new technology and shun it!