Why is it illegal to download music?

Answer 1. It's like stealing.2. You buy the same thing in the store for $15.3. The creator doesn't make a profit.4. If they don't make profits, they can't release new songs.

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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 »

Illegal Music Download?

Downloading from a open connection would be hard to trace even with a MAC address as MAC addresses provide no personal identification info. and you can change your MAC address.

Is using mp3 to download music to your phone illegal?

It depends. If the author of the music is charging for it, then it is illegal to download it from somewhere else without paying for it. If the author is giving the song out for free AND the song is... Read More »

Is using Limewire to download music illegal?

It is illegal to use Limewire to download free music that is under copyright which has not been rights-cleared by the copyright holder. If the copyright holder has given permission for free sharing... Read More »