The debate whether there is a difference between streams and downloads is as old as ... well, streams and downloads, I guess.

One side tends to argue that streams are equivalent to radio transmission whereas downloads equal record sales. Or lost record sales, if you will. The other side counters that bits are bits and that streaming or downloading are merely two different ways to use the same type of data.

And then there are the kids on Myspace. They couldn't care less about such debates - and just fish around in their browser cache directories for the MP3s their computer just downloaded while streaming some Eminem track.

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