Like many of you, I'm sure, I've got a lot of music in my iTunes library and on my iPod. To lose it all would certainly be a bummer for me. A hard drive failure is one thing, but theft of my iPod and/or computer is another. This is where Nationwide Insurance is looking to step in.
While it's been easy to list things like records, CDs, tapes and even iPods themselves lost to theft on an insurance claim, the same hasn't been true of your digital purchases. Now, Nationwide is going to offer coverage for your iPod as well as the "...intangible assets" that live on its hard drive (or flash, as it were). From the article:
"Nationwide's cover is for any download - ringtones, games, films or music - wherever it is held, be that a phone, PC, laptop or music player. The important point is that the owner will have to prove they have paid for the download."
Proving that you made the purchase via iTunes may be difficult, unless you've been saving those receipt emails all along. Still, it's nice to see a company recognizing the value of those "intangible assets."