Robert X. Cringely has come up with a pretty interesting shit-disturbing music industry scheme he calls Son of Napster. It's a lengthy article with a lot of stock talk I don't understand, but the general idea seems to be: someone starts a public company and buys all the CDs on the market. Then Brad comes along and buys one share in the company for $20, making me part owner of all of the CDs currently on the market. Under Fair Use, allegedly I should be legally entitled to copies of all of those CDs.
Clever idea. I'm not sure how possible it is, but I'd really like to see someone try it.