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.

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 »

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 »

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 »