I don't do illegal fileswapping, and I haven't purchased many downloadable songs either. Most of the songs on my mp3 player are ripped from CDs I own. But, as a Firefox user, I am very annoyed that every service I have looked at except iTunes requires the use of Internet Explorer. I've used WalMart Downloads, and checked out several others and decided not to use them because I was greatly dissatisfied with the way WalMart's software worked and anticipated a similar problem with others when I read they required IE as well. You can't even download their software if you surf there using Firefox.
I find iTunes hard to use since I don't have an iPod, so I can't figure out where it puts the music and whether I'll be able to move it to my mp3 player using drag & drop.
... and legal downoads why are we getting news like this?
IMHO - file-sharing continues to rise because very few download services are either reasonably priced or easy to use, or offer the content people want. For all its merits, iTunes only offers medium quality music (128k) rather than true CD or even SACD quality. The TV downloads are still less than standard definition TV quality, and cost far more than the Free that you currently get on TV!
So rather than suing everyone, how about offering a service people WANT to use in preference to P2p and Usenet???