Question about downloading.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ec_Prokta, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Is it illegal here in the USA to download songs from a source other than the one you have to pay for?
  2. MoSo

    MoSo In the Wild Plum Yonder

    Yes and no. Some bands have websites set up and allow you to download songs. However, the peer-to-peer sites (torrent sites), where you can download music, movies, TV, manga... those are violation of copyright and illegal.
  3. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Ok, thanks.
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I typically buy itunes gift cards and just buy my music from there. It's the safest way really and the songs are about a dollar each. Those free DL sites can give your computer viruses very easily! Also, if you get caught, it's a pretty big deal. Doesn't happen often, but it's worth remembering.
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    My brother is an intellectual property attorney (patents and copyrights), and has gone after these sites before. While they're more likely to target the site owners, you are techinically stealing the artists' property, and can be prosecuted/sued.
  6. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    I buy from Walmart Music Downloads. It's usually only 88 cents a song, some are $1.24. Not too bad. And easy to download & burn to CD. I want to find out how to make a DVD of my fave YouTube videos. Even if I have to buy them. [​IMG]
  7. JetBlack

    JetBlack Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Metallica will climb right up your bottom. iTunes is guilt free.
  8. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009

    They struck up an agreement with record companies...

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