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Is there anywhere to download music for free legal?

93 replies
Found 13th Jan 2010
Iv used Shareaza before, anyone use it?
is it legal, and can the people get on to your files?
please help lol will rep xx

93 Comments

No....

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downloading copyrighted material is infact illegal , therr is no such thing as Free music

Try spotify if you want to listen to music , and as for shareaza when downloading a file , make sure you have the share option and browse option turned off , or choose a specific folder in which people can access files from you , by default this is usually your dowloads folder

modernwarfarepro;7527526

downloading copyrighted material is infact illegal , therr is no such … downloading copyrighted material is infact illegal , therr is no such thing as Free music :)Try spotify if you want to listen to music , and as for shareaza when downloading a file , make sure you have the share option and browse option turned off , or choose a specific folder in which people can access files from you , by default this is usually your dowloads folder



Goonieman;7527515

No....



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bfjem;7527576

http://stereogum.com/about.html



indie music yes , music created in your shed yes ... the Top 40 No :thumbsup:

Original Poster

modernwarfarepro;7527526

downloading copyrighted material is infact illegal , therr is no such … downloading copyrighted material is infact illegal , therr is no such thing as Free music :)Try spotify if you want to listen to music , and as for shareaza when downloading a file , make sure you have the share option and browse option turned off , or choose a specific folder in which people can access files from you , by default this is usually your dowloads folder



repped you, so its okay using shareaza what do you use? xx

bfjem;7527576

http://stereogum.com/about.html



Yep, if you want free stuff you'll find the odd track from unsigned artists etc but i'm pretty sure thats not what the op is after.

shareaza is illegal

Something is only illegal if you allow yourself to be caught:thumbsup:

Personally I would avoid peer2peer systems that allow your IP address to be shown.:w00t:

For me its newsgroups connecting via a SSL all the way:whistling:




For listening to music on your PC/Laptop though Spotify is great

modernwarfarepro;7527526

downloading copyrighted material is infact illegal



Not neccesarily, the content on iplayer is copyrighted but you can legally download it. It's not up to you to work out if the provider has permission to give you a copy, it's up to them to make sure they're not giving out anything they shouldn't. That's why people get done for sharing to others via p2p not for downloading.

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harlzter;7527664

Something is only illegal if you allow yourself to be … Something is only illegal if you allow yourself to be caught:thumbsup:Personally I would avoid peer2peer systems that allow your IP address to be shown.:w00t:For me its newsgroups connecting via a SSL all the way:whistling:For listening to music on your PC/Laptop though Spotify is great



Is that some form of justification?

Do you use that for all things?

modernwarfarepro;7527614

indie music yes , music created in your shed yes ... the Top 40 No … indie music yes , music created in your shed yes ... the Top 40 No :thumbsup:



and yes Vampire weekend, and Radiohead tend to be in the top 40...look at the website next time before you make comments..

Goonieman;7527648

Yep, if you want free stuff you'll find the odd track from unsigned … Yep, if you want free stuff you'll find the odd track from unsigned artists etc but i'm pretty sure thats not what the op is after.



agreed about not what the OP was probably after but they didnt specifiy except from free legal music..but its not just indie there is dance, r'n'b just about everything as long as you have time to look

I dunno you try and help:roll:

FilthAndFurry;7527683

Is that some form of justification?Do you use that for all things?


BRB of to rob a bank, should be ok as long as i don't get caught!

You will find some sites ]here. Don;t know how good they are. I just did a google search.

FilthAndFurry;7527683

Is that some form of justification?Do you use that for all things?



No comment copper, do you really think I would incriminate myself?


No connection = no proof = no charge.

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harlzter;7527773

No comment copper, do you really think I would incriminate myself? No … No comment copper, do you really think I would incriminate myself? No connection = no proof = no charge.



You admitted to using newsgroups.

I just think it's unfair to take something without paying for it. Punishing musicians/music companies for your own failings in life just isn't on.

OP - you don't get anything for nothing. Here endeth the lesson.

FilthAndFurry;7527814

OP - you don't get anything for nothing. Here endeth the lesson.



Spotify is free and you get to listen to alot of music!

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kerri_ repped you, so its okay using shareaza what do you use? xx

We7 for streaming music. Someone mentioned downloads.nl on here last year.

dcx_badass;7527884

shareaza isn't legal, not sure where you got the idea what it was.


Surely it is legal, its the downloading of copyrighted material that is Ilegal?

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dcx_badass;7527884

shareaza isn't legal, not sure where you got the idea what it was.



shareaza is legal , depends what material you use it for though :thumbsup:

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Benjimoron;7527678

Not neccesarily, the content on iplayer is copyrighted but you can … Not neccesarily, the content on iplayer is copyrighted but you can legally download it. It's not up to you to work out if the provider has permission to give you a copy, it's up to them to make sure they're not giving out anything they shouldn't. That's why people get done for sharing to others via p2p not for downloading.



yes because you are paying for it when you pay your TV license , can everyone stop giving the OP mixed responses :thumbsup:

dcx_badass;7527954

YEs to both of you, but getting commercial music through it, which the OP … YEs to both of you, but getting commercial music through it, which the OP obviously does, is not.



That's what i said.

Downloading copyrighted material from any p2p or torrent site is illegal, the closest you'll get to being able to download anything you want legally will be a site like Napster where you pay a monthly fee, otherwise you'll just have to buy tracks one at a time.

You said:

modernwarfarepro;7527526

downloading copyrighted material is infact illegal



Which isn't exactly true, I pointed out that it can be perfectly legal.

Where is this law anyway that says you can't download music legally? AFAIK you can't give it out but don't think there's a law to say you can't get it yourself.

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Benjimoron;7528153

You said:Which isn't exactly true, I pointed out that it can be perfectly … You said:Which isn't exactly true, I pointed out that it can be perfectly legal.



it is Illegal unless you have the permission of the copyright holder :thumbsup:

modernwarfarepro;7528197

it is Illegal unless you have the permission of the copyright holder … it is Illegal unless you have the permission of the copyright holder :thumbsup:



Closer, but I still haven't seen any laws saying that it's illegal to download anything, only that it's illegal to give out something you don't have permission to do so.

modernwarfarepro;7527968

yes because you are paying for it when you pay your TV license , can … yes because you are paying for it when you pay your TV license , can everyone stop giving the OP mixed responses :thumbsup:


You don't have to have TV licence to use Iplayer though.....

Benjimoron;7528164

Where is this law anyway that says you can't download music legally? … Where is this law anyway that says you can't download music legally? AFAIK you can't give it out but don't think there's a law to say you can't get it yourself.



There isn't one, the illegal part is in the distribution which is why usenet beats torrents. The provider is the guilty party not the downloader. Music suxcks anyway.

Shengis;7528234

You don't have to have TV licence to use Iplayer though.....There isn't … You don't have to have TV licence to use Iplayer though.....There isn't one, the illegal part is in the distribution which is why usenet beats torrents. The provider is the guilty party not the downloader. Music suxcks anyway.



Thanks Shengis, glad someone knows what they're talking about.

But surely if you have stolen goods on your possesion (ie your computer) then your effectively handling stolen property and therefore committing a crime?

davidn84;7528298

But surely if you have stolen goods on your possesion (ie your computer) … But surely if you have stolen goods on your possesion (ie your computer) then your effectively handling stolen property and therefore committing a crime?



And if you record a program off the TV you're also committing a crime. Didn't stop the sale of VCR's/DVD and now HD recorders. Same with taping the top 40 from the radio. Go figure :lol:

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Benjimoron;7527837

Spotify is free and you get to listen to alot of music!



In exchange for listening to adverts.:thumbsup:

But if i pay my tv license and my monthly subscription to my tv provider then dont i have the right to record it? I've paid for it after all? And therefore am not stealing it?

davidn84;7528346

But if i pay my tv license and my monthly subscription to my tv provider … But if i pay my tv license and my monthly subscription to my tv provider then dont i have the right to record it? I've paid for it after all? And therefore am not stealing it?



Nope.
If you pay to go to the cinema have you paid to see the film over and over again without having to pay each time?

Laws are weird.

Sloth/Mod

davidn84;7528298

But surely if you have stolen goods on your possesion (ie your computer) … But surely if you have stolen goods on your possesion (ie your computer) then your effectively handling stolen property and therefore committing a crime?



They aren't classed as stolen goods though..........it's classed as copyright infringement.

FilthAndFurry;7528336

In exchange for listening to adverts.:thumbsup:



Yep, but it's still free.

davidn84;7528346

But if i pay my tv license and my monthly subscription to my tv provider … But if i pay my tv license and my monthly subscription to my tv provider then dont i have the right to record it? I've paid for it after all? And therefore am not stealing it?



See now you're thinking like a pir8 :thumbsup: I agree, the law and dodgy organisations like the RIAA/MPAA unfortunately aren't as wise as us:w00t:

Shengis;7528330

And if you record a program off the TV you're also committing a crime. … And if you record a program off the TV you're also committing a crime. Didn't stop the sale of VCR's/DVD and now HD recorders. Same with taping the top 40 from the radio. Go figure :lol:



Think that's wrong, let me find a link.

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Benjimoron;7528371

Yep, but it's still free.



That's a question of semantics - strictly speaking you're exchanging your time and attention for the ability to listen to music.

Obviously there's no financial cost, but it's not 'free'.
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