MP3s

I don’t think people should be able to just download free songs off the internet, but I also think I should have the right to rip a CD, make MP3, etc. I have the tools now to do this. If a new CD format or new MP3 secured alternative should show up, I will have to buy/use this new technology and the stuff I have already paid for won’t work. If I had an MP3 player, it won’t play a new format? That stinks…