When it comes to music downloads, there are unlimited number of options available today. Online music stores, entertainment website and the online music sharing sites are the most preferred one’s for music download. However, the music download options are very limited when considering the legal issues. Though downloading music from illegal sources often goes un-noticed, there are several other things to be considered. Consider the effort and money involved in creating a music album. Downloading pirated music is a huge pull back for the artists. Hence it is necessary to download music from legal sources. Internet surfers have a misconception that legal music downloads can be accomplished only by downloading from online music stores. The true fact is that there are many other sources in the Internet where you can get non-pirated free music downloads. Just keep reading on the article to know how to download music for free, legally.
The online music sharing websites are the places were you can download free unlimited music legally. Many people around the globe think that downloading music from online music sharing websites is an act of piracy. This thinking is completely wrong. As the online music sharing websites are bound to the Voluntary Collective Licensing of Music Files it is completely legal to download music from the online music sharing websites. As the name indicates, the online music sharing websites are basically used friends share music to your friends and other people. Hence you won’t be struck with the legal issues while downloading online music.
According the reliable news source, CNET news, “A new twist on file sharing is holding out the promise of allowing millions of people to share their song collections online, at no cost–and without legal risk”. With the advancements of piracy security measures in the Internet, the online music sharing websites safeguard unauthorized downloads. The copyrights of music are greatly honored on online music sharing websites. Moreover, you are allowed to share music though these online music sharing website only if you have purchased the rights to do so. Hence the artists and the users both get benefited.
These terms and conditions not only apply for online music but also for online videos. There are many online video sharing sites where you can download high quality videos for free. Downloading videos form these online video sharing websites is also completely legal. You will be well aware of the fact that downloading music and videos and music from the file sharing websites is completely legal in the United States. However, in some countries like Canada, the use of online music sharing websites and video sites are not appreciated.
Whatever the source you download the videos and music from, it is always good to make sure that they are not pirated copies. It is not good for the artist and also will result in the imprisonment of the user. Hence always look for legal sources like online music sharing websites and online video sharing websites.
PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting "creativity". The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is "dedicated to copyright infringement."
The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.
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The creator of the Epic Mickey: History of Disney and Skyward Sword: The History of Zelda, B-Mask, joins LaughingMan, CineMax, and Kenny Farino of GameJams in the third episode of the Official Cheshire Cat Studios Video Podcast. We vent on the subject of Internet piracy, the underhanded tactics by the music, movie, and game industries, Government censorship, horrible ads, suspect statistics, DRM control, and the companies who hate you for obtaining content that they refuse to even sell you.
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