The Age newspaper has excelled themselves. In an article about Apple opening an iTunes store in Australia, they’ve gone and stated that:

iTunes is the only site where iPod users can legally download songs.

I guess they haven’t noticed the thousands of songs that are legally available at thousands of legitimate websites because the legal copyright holders has put them there. Just because I can’t pay Apple for music, doesn’t mean that it’s illegal to pick up Teenage Fanclub’s eight songs, for example!

…But still they won’t touch the thorny issue that in Australia I can’t copy music that I bought on CD, LP or Cassette Tape onto my iPod for my listening. OK, so that is illegal, but that isn’t the topic that they’re addressing!