Apparently it's an issue of royalty payments per song. The National Music Publishers' Association has requested an increase to 15 cents per track sold online, up from 9 cents as it is now. Online vendors such as Apple are threatening to pull their entire stores rather than absorb the cost. To wit, a statement made last year from Apple's iTunes VP: Here is the full link. The ruling by the copyright board in DC is supposed to come this Thursday. May want to start burning those purchased songs to CD...since if the store goes away, then so do your DRM tracks (if you have 'iTunes Plus' tracks, which have no DRM, you should be safe). Although since iTunes won't allow you to burn *videos* such as TV shows or movies, those will not be playable at all if the store goes down.