Do You download legally, or illegally?

United States
February 10, 2007 11:16pm CST
We all know that it is very easy to download whatever you can imagine off the internet. Any file we can think of. We can download thousand dollar programs with a simple google search. We can open a p2p program such as limewire and download whatever song we want. Which ever video we want. Or....we can do it the legal way. Some of us are scared to download illegally, some think it's wrong. Some can't afford it, some can. What do you think? Do you download legally?
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@grudge (299)
• India
11 Feb 07
If i could afford for the Softwares or programs , i would go for legal..
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• Nigeria
12 Feb 07
hi i will be glad if you can give some sites where i can download unlimited free pc games
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• United States
12 Feb 07
hell yea gimme tha link!!
• China
11 Feb 07
Legitimate,but I don't know how that
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@gsehgold (10)
• Brazil
11 Feb 07
illegaly
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@izmailov (67)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 07
anything, because if being needed why not
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• India
11 Feb 07
I guess i download more illegally than not it gives me some economical benefit for one but i don't download more than i have to as i don't have an unlimited plan and whats with the prices of every little thing going upward. But yep all the drm talks are coming in so that might not put a total end to all this but maybe it'll help in it. I'm neutral to this there's always two sides to every little thing.
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• Brazil
11 Feb 07
=x
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@itgalary (633)
11 Feb 07
I mostly download softwares that i need illegally. That is not because i can get it for free.. Its because most softwares cost a lot than actually what it is worth. Then for developing countries the cost of software is not at all affordable. Even microsoft know that there are lot of pirated softwares used in such countries. But they cannot stop it, since if they stop it the number of programmers or students who are learning it will drop down and will affect their sellings in Rich countries.
• Italy
11 Feb 07
I download, using emule, expecially music but also films and some program. I do this because often it's too expensive for me to buy these thing legally (I'm a student). More money I have less I download illegally. For example there are now many cinemas that reduce ticket price on special days, so I often go to the cinema and as a result I download less films. I also found a site (jamendo) that allow to download legally many albums of new (and often unknown) artists. It's good for artists because more people can know them, and it's good for me because I can earn music legally and free.
@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I don't down load things because it takes up oo much memory on the computer. Even if it did not I just would not unless it was something that I knew for sure was legal because I really don't want to do something that may end me up in jail sometime down the road. I like to go places to much to be confined to a jail cell. There are legal ways to down load things and if someone wants to do so legally then I see no problem, Someone someplace made these things that others are downloading and they should be able to recieve some benifits from their work like be paid. AnnaB87
• Bermuda
11 Feb 07
I download illegally...because it is free...and free stuff is the best stuff....so why not?....i think all the artist have enough money and they dont need anymore...not like they work hard for it or anything...they juss sing!....how hard is that?
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@cikedo (3487)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I use to download illegally but now I don't download at all.
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• India
11 Feb 07
I Would Always Download illegally. Coz Why Should i Afford to Pay if i Get it for Free? And i Honestly From Deep Down My Heart i Tell u That People Love to Download the Things Thay Love,Only if its Free.
• United States
19 Feb 07
yes i do download illegally but i do think it's wrong. it's a bad habbit. i think that people who can afford the downloads should definately buy, but people like me should stick to downloading illegally until they can afford it.
• India
18 Feb 07
offcource illegally....i am an engg student & i find net only in college lab so no problem if ne virus comes i download both s/w and songs
• United States
19 Feb 07
that's cool. english student? lol smart thinking. i like the i don't give a f*ck about the school attitude.
@ankitshr (228)
• India
12 Feb 07
Well i guess most of the people on net want to download for free, but i din't bcoz i know that how much hard work is done behind them all. I am strictly against this
• United States
13 Feb 07
You must be able to afford buying downloads instead of just downloading them...or you really want to support the artist or the company....AND you have the money.
• United States
12 Feb 07
I used to download illegaly but ever since i got an ipod i actually download legally on Itunes
• United States
12 Feb 07
I download legally. At what price are people really getting the illegal downloads? Perhaps some would say "free", but if you look at "what goes around, comes around" - you can start to imagine that the price of doing an illegal action is not really free.
• United States
12 Feb 07
dude what the f*ck are you talking about. it actually is free unless your trying to be deep my and my 13 year old mine is unable to process the information that you have given me :)
@heynow123 (147)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
Yeah I do, and I don't think there is anything wrong with it. Only becasue games and software are so darg expensive. Like for songs, you are not going to go out and buy a whole cd if you only like 1 or 2 songs off the cd. Downloading music is good for a mixed music cd.
• United States
11 Feb 07
If i really like the artist i would buy his/her album. I'ma buy all the albums of the songs i downloaded when i get rich.
@dbeast (1498)
• India
11 Feb 07
well most of the downloads are illegal.i do download a lot of stuff from the internet but i dont bother to check whether they are legal or not.the only issue i have with downloading is the viruses and sometimes even the best security softwares coant stop them.that is my only worry during downloading.apart froom that i feel free to download.
• United States
11 Feb 07
to me it's very scary when downloading software. i got a virus from a game off of limewire. fyi there are no game downloads from limewire. i got spyware from a site with really dumb games. i think it was zango or something. my virus protection programs blocked and deleted the virus's. my father has downloaded like 10 movies and each are .5 of a gigabyte. they are not virus's but some movies. now his documents are like 12 gigabytes because of those movies. i have way more files then him and my documents are 3 gigabytes.
@kutchi (12331)
• Pakistan
11 Feb 07
honesly I download mostly softwares illegally from some ware sites
• United States
11 Feb 07
holy crap how do you have so much posts? how much money did you make on this site already. damn u must be a hundredaire lol Yea i was actin' all smart and good on my thread but on the real, I download everything illegally. It's really not cool to download songs illegally. I'll buy the albums back of all the songs i downloaded when i get rich lol