Damn it. Quit yanking my chain. Now it turns out that Microsoft just may reward you for sharing tunes with the Zune media player after all, if a recently leaked whitepaper is to be believed. The document outlines “off-line economies for digital media”, describing how you can “sell” content to another Zune owner while still sending the profits to the copyright holder. In exchange, maybe you get some brownie points or something. The paper goes on to talk about immediate purchases on-the-go, Bluetooth sharing, anti-piracy practices, and so forth. If you want all the deets, feel free to sift through the provided PDF file.
If this is anything like last time, we’ll probably get some random “insider” denying the existence of such a document tomorrow.