Originally Posted by Ninjalawyer
There's always risk you won't like something you buy, that's just part of the determination of whether the price is worth it. Companies can and sometimes do offer demos of their products (first chapter of a book, game demo, etc.), but I don't think they should be obligated to; if you're not sure you'll like something and there's no demo, don't buy it at the price it's offered.
That is exactly the point: It is NOT up to the content creators to decide whether or not they get to take money out of your wallet/purse, it is up to the owner of the wallet/purse. They offer the content, the consumer decides whether or not to keep a copy for their personal use.
This idea of forcing someone to pay is simply not acceptable. That is the theft part...