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How do you know if you're downloading music or other files illegally?

  1. breathe2travel profile image81
    breathe2travelposted 5 years ago

    How do you know if you're downloading music or other files illegally?

    I don't understand how people can download music illegally -- as in the logistics of it.  Once, a woman was sued for a substantial amount of $$ for downloading music illegally, she claims ignorance.  Seriously, how can this happen?

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Seems pretty simple to me. If you're downloading a music CD/album or a video/movie/TV show without paying for it, the odds are you're doing it illegally.

  3. copywriter31 profile image91
    copywriter31posted 5 years ago

    The answer to this question is simple: IF YOU DIDN'T PAY FOR THE SONG, IT'S ILLEGAL (period!)

    1. Bob Ferreira profile image65
      Bob Ferreiraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well...no, not exactly. There are many, many artists who give away their music for free, and share it through their websites, Facebook, or even on torrent sites. It's not PERIOD. No matter what it's on a case-by-case basis.

  4. networmed profile image60
    networmedposted 5 years ago

    You can download music legally if the license is free or at least free-loyalty licenses. However, most music are for commercial purposes and so the does the license that comes with it.

    So, if you didn't pay for it, it's illegal. If you download it from iTunes and you bought it, it's legal.

    P2P torrent sources are illegal.