You didn't have to re-purchase any of these. Sgt. Peppers still plays just fine on a turntable, and you can still buy a turntable. My VHS recorder will still play my Star Wars tape with no difficulty... and you can still buy them.J. Steinbeck said:I certainly don't agree with pirating/stealing of copyright materials....however, I think it is time for consumers to fight back. I think if I buy the use or rights to listen/view such material, I shouldn't have to repurchase it over and over and over again over the course of my lifetime. Examples: Sgt Peppers on vinyl, then on 8 track, then cassette, then CD, then DRM'd digital. OR Star Wars on beta max, then VHS, then Blue-Ray, then digital drm. That is a huge scam on the part of the industries involved. Heck, if I owned a huge share of the music industry market I would be changing formats every 5 years and reap the benefits.
You seem to be arguing for consumers "fighting back" against your own need to own the "latest and brightest" toy.