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 Is downloading music illegal if you don't share your files?

Answer Downloading any copyrighted material you did not pay for is illegal.
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Is it illegal to share a Music CD you bought from a store, and sharing it with a friend for downloading?

It IS ILLEGAL indeed. ALL CD labels say: Unauthorised copying, hiring, LENDING, public performance, broadcasting and REDISTRIBUTION of this record prohibited.
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Is it illegal to download music, or is it just illegal to share downloaded music?

Technically the act of using Limewire/Kazaa/Morpheus or any other P2P file sharing system IS PERFECTLY LEGAL. However, the act of sharing copyrighted music is what the authorities will prosecute fo... Read More »
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Why is downloading music illegal?

Illegal downloading of music is a violation of copyright laws. The illegal downloading of music denies artists, and those involved in the production of music, payment for their work.DefinitionDown... Read More »
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Why is music downloading illegal?

Music downloading may occur in a legal manner as long as the person pays for the song or album. Downloading music illegally violates copyright laws meant to protect the rights of musicians and ente... Read More »
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