I hadn't dwelled upon the ethics of purchasing used compact discs before reading threads on SHF. My first considerstion is that a cd is a piece of property which I have purchased. It is mine to do with as as I see fit (within limits of the license). When I bought a CD at MusicWorld, the CD became mine. And the money went to MusicWorld, which that money went to a Recording Industry distributin chain leading back to an original musician/vocalist/audio performer. After a period of time, for whatever reason, I decide to sell the compact disc to a used CD store or to someone at a flea market or through an online marketplace(Ebay,Discogs,Amazon, other). There is no opportunity defined within this transaction for any portion of this sale to be channeled back or delivered to the original musician/vocalist/audio performer, nor their heirs, nor current rights holders. I feel perfectly comfortable with this as framed within the concepts of personal property and business within a free-market. Then an arguement arose that any secondary sales of the compact disc was unfair and unethical in depriving income and compensation to the original musician/vocalist/audio performer, nor their heirs, nor current rights holders. Initially, I don't agree with this idea. Further pondering lead to me to the idea behind it is that while previous music recording products were temporary, the Compact Disc was created to be too perfect. CD has disrupted a natural order and caused unrest. At this moment, I don't buy it. There is a poll. Share your thoughts, if you like!