want to make website of free music(tell me something)
April 1, 2011 2:57am CST
i have huge collection of songs, hindi and english. i want to share music by making website. i have made this collection by downloading music from songs.pk, bollyfm.net and other sites, if i upload music to my website and share it then will i get any trouble means copyright or piracy issues...
• United States
1 Apr 11
The remedies provided by the law to a copyright owner mean that anyone found making illegal copies, or otherwise infringing, could face: 1. Statutory damages of from $750 to $30,000 and, if the court finds willfulness, up to $150,000; and 2. If willful infringement for commercial advantage and private financial gain is proved, fines of up to $250,000 and/or five years' imprisonment, or both.(as of March 1, 1989) Why would you ever want to risk being caught for copyright infringement? After the government fines you, all of the artists that you steal from will probably end up suing you. Luke
25 Apr 11
If this music is copyrighted and you're not the owner, it is illegal for you to share it without the artists' explicit permission. The other sites get away with it because they either use torrents where they don't host any of the music, or they stay under the radar.