So this may or may not stick around - I totally understand if the mods decide in their wisdom to kill this thread, but let me say up front that my intent is totally honorable and legal at least in my opinion. I have a fairly large collection of CDs, and 99.44% of them are ripped with EAC to FLAC and archived on my NAS with backups and a portable so I can take them to work. HOWEVER - a few of the more rare discs in my collection I just cannot get a clean rip off of... e.g. KMFDM - Naive (the original Wax Trax! release with the Orff samples that caused it to be pulled) Wax Trax! WAXCD 7148 New Model Army - The Independent Story Abstract ABT 008 CD those are two that I just happen to be looking at right now. Additional discs that I have that won't rip: Dead Kennedys Bedtime for Democracy Alternativve Tentacles VIRUS 50CD Die Krupps A Tribute To Metallica Hollywood Records HR-61515-2 (I don't actually care about this one, it's not that good, but I paid for it once upon a time...) The Jesus Lizard Blue Capitol CDP 7243 8 59266 2 4 Kronos Quartet Winter Was Hard Elektra/Nonesuch 9 79181-2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Atlantic SD 19126-2 Led Zeppelin Presence Swan Song SS 8416-2 Rush Moving Pictures Mercury P2-00048 What I am proposing is this - people who find themselves in my position should post up what discs they have that they can't get a clean rip off of despite their and Novus' best efforts, so let's say someone posts up something that he has and can't rip, but I have a clean rip on my NAS, I'll put it on my dropbox for him and vice versa. It's not that I'm cheap, I just don't know where I'm going to find better copies of those two CDs for example, but through the power of the interwebs, we can fix this issue. Anyone down for this idea? I'd say maybe require that members post a photo of their discs to verify that they actually own the physical media so this doesn't turn into another Napster or something like that? Or is this just an idea that's doomed to fail and is going to get shut down within days? Oh yeah, I really do want rips of the two discs I mentioned above... I don't know why Naive won't rip as it appears to be polished to perfection; the NMA CD is never gonna rip clean as I can see straight through it in spots.