Internet Free Music Downloads, is this Legal?

March 23, 2007 12:26am CST
Since i installed Limewire w/c uses peer-to-peer connection from other users, i get free MP3 music, is this legal? How can the music industry survive, if people dont buy CD's anymore?
4 responses
@namd3r (395)
• Canada
23 Mar 07
That's the point. It isn't legal. You must own the copyright or have permission from the holder to distribute, or in this case copy, the music. If you just shared files that were yours to distribute and copy, then Limewire is completely free, but copying free music is not legal.
@Fixpcbugs (274)
• India
23 Mar 07
Of course these materials you have downloaded from peer to pear network is not legal....there is always a heavy loss to music companies for this type downloads.May a copy protection can solve the problem.
@neon2000 (2762)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I guess it is legal. It is allowed so that less popular artists have the edge to be known than more popular artist. What is illegal is when you download copyrighted music and from the most popular music from the popular artists.
• Indonesia
23 Mar 07
yes you are right person to tell that!!! it's very unlegal because it have a copyrights and allmost of the software peer to peer you have it's very wrong! except you must buy to download all of them...!!!