The blogosphere’s response to Napster-to-Go has been highly negative but I’m not sure I agree with the criticism. Napster-to-Go isn’t a bad idea because it’s a “rental” model, it’s a bad idea because of the DRM. If you took out the DRM, Napster-to-Go would be just like the EFF’s collective licensing plan. Sure, under the EFF plan, you’d probably still own the music you’d downloaded if you stopped paying the licensing fee but EFF seems to assume that everyone will keep paying the licensing fee. So the two are functionally equivalent: pay a monthly fee and download all you want.