Vinyl records are the hardcovers of the music industry

BoingBoing quotes the opinion of an ethicist (?) who says:

Buying a book or a piece of music should be regarded as a license to enjoy it on any platform.

I very much share this point of view. If you have bought the vinyl record, downloading the mp3 for free is acceptable. The interesting distinction here is between legal and ethical.

NYT ethicist: OK to pirate ebooks once you’ve bought the hardcover