Man I wonder what would happen if RIAA
ruled the world... Anyway it says CD ripping and backups should be illegal.
As you can see, the argument is hinged partially on the cost of replacements.
Why should you be allowed to make backups of CDs you've purchased when you can
replace them? And why should CD backups be legal when users can already decided
to purchase from (DRM-laden) services that do allow the limited copying of lossy
music files? Here, again, we see the way in which the RIAA et al. would like
to see contract law take over the domain of fair use. "Leave it up to DRM,
you big dummies!"