Criminal charges for downloading songs...

@Mikki2 (181)
United States
May 14, 2007 11:40pm CST
Should the music industry go after college students who are using school networks to download and store copyrighted music?
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• United States
15 May 07
No, they shouldn't. I'm sorry to say it, but I've been downloading music since the good 'ol Napster days. I'm not sure how the music industry or anyone else for that matter can go after people for downloading music using programs that are availble freely. If they really want to sue someone, they should go after those software makers, but even so, newer ones will take its place. I'm a college student right now and I still download music using both my home network as well as my school network. It typically takes about 25 seconds to download these songs. Yes I understand this will make the music industry lose a small portion of their income, but come on now, I'm in College! (that means I'm broke). But honestly, no industry can ever stop people from downloading illegal music since there will always be newer innovative ways to get music. Maybe in another 15 years...
@Mikki2 (181)
• United States
15 May 07
I don't blame you for downloading music. I just read where 61 students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are being sued for downloading music and that hundreds of more from over 60 different campuses are being sued.
@deepti15 (1190)
• India
15 May 07
oh no, I mean songs, good music is for hearing. If they do not want college crowd to listen to there music they should use ample security locks to stop it. I mean, it is something like you keep gold and money in public and expect people to not to steal it, how foolish. It is your responsibilty to safegaurd your assets, why blame others, if you yourself are not able to stop the theft.