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Tech: Is my music legal?

Thursday 12 August 2010 @ 4:03 am

Recently, my Internet was cut off for illegally downloading music. I used Limewire, but I paid for the Pro version of it, and I thought that made it OK to download music. Help!

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2 Responses to 'Tech: Is my music legal?'

  1. D. .. - August 21st, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Nope, totally illegal. Paying for the software to download music is NOT the same as paying for the music. Everything downloaded (that you haven’t paid for) is illegal and punishable by copyright law. You’re lucky, you just lost your internet, you could have (or still possible) those 250K fines and prison time.

    To make it simple: You rip music off a friends CD – Illegal.
    You download music through P2P (e.g. limewire) – illegal
    You give a CD to a friend after you’ve already ripped it to your pc – illegal (and vice versa)

    Doesn’t matter if you make money for it, even for personal use it’s still illegal.

    Look out for FBI investigations.

  2. Dave - September 1st, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Wow D. way to over exaggerate, call your ISP apologize for being ignorant, and don’t worry about the FBI, unless they were directly tracking the mp3′s you downloaded, your ISP’s privacy agreement should keep you safe.