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Is downloading songs from Limewire legal or illegal?
LimeWire is completely legal. However, the purpose many people use it for is not. Downloading copyrighted music, videos, or programs without the permission of the author is illegal. This is called "copyright infringement" or "piracy." Calling LimeWire illegal would be like calling cars illegal because one could use it to run over somebody.
Yes LimeWire is illegal to use.If you go to their site it will tell you that they are going to court and at the bottom it will say that using LimeWire is illegal.
Yes LimeWire is illegal to use.If you go to their site it will tell you that they are going to court and at the bottom it will say that using LimeWire is illegal.
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no if they catch you downloading in that site the company of the computer you have is going to detect it and then you are get in too much trouble with the police because… you are breaking a federal law
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Whether Limewire is LegalTechnically the act of using Limewire/Kazaa/Morpheus or any other P2P file sharing system IS PERFECTLY LEGAL. However, the act of sharing copyrighted …music is what the authorities will prosecute for, as you are allowing other users to download something which they should pay for, for free. The act of downloading music which is being shared by other users, is illegal, however the authorities will prosecute those who are sharing a "significant amount of music" - like drugs they will go after the DEALERS not the USERS. More input and advice:The main question here is not whether Limewire is illegal, but if mp3 sharing, or sharing of any files/applications for that matter, is illegal. There have been lots of lawsuits where the music recording industry have tried to serve hefty fines etc to the companies/individuals who encourage and facilitate the sharing of files between people. However in recent court cases the decision has been made that it is not plausible to adequately place blame on people, since all software such as Limewire does is act as a catalyst. The heart and soul of Limewire, WinMX and KaZaa is the people, like you or I, that download files and likewise make files on our own PC's available for others. In order to 'win', the recording industry would have to sue each and every one of us, which would simply be a too difficult and costly task. By taking software such as Limwire off the internet by way of force, all that would happen is that another group of individuals would come up with somehting new, and another head would grow in its' place. It's like trying to police an individual taking a new CD that he bought over to his friend's house and copying it on to his PC: virtually impossible.As we all know, technically, ftp is legal in itself as a mode of communication and data transfer. It has really (unbelievably) been used since not long after the second world war. The net was invented as a communication method that would be almost self-healing after an attack, by offering billions of alternative routes for data transfer. In itself it is pure genious and gives us communication that our ancestors would only dream of. Music piracy has shot up tenfold since the advent of programmes like Napster. The US & UK governments thought the problems had died when they passed acts that shut these sites down. These primative fileshare sites actively promoted the fact that they offered music free to download through their shareware. But the new breed is VERY different. Programmes like KaZaa, Limewire, WinMX and E.Donkey, are just bacteria that feed on the source that almost all internet users harbour in their own homes. A piece of software is an appliance. Like a tumbledryer. A tumbledrier dries your clothes. An FTP application downloads files. It doesn't know what a particular file is, what it shows, or how it works. It just does its job. But the pitfall is that this software can pass copyrighted music, unreleased Hollywood blockbusters, expensive software, child pornography, important and censored documents/images/films in an unbiased way between countries, individuals, criminals and governments. So, Limewire IS technically legal. But it and programmes like it have a finite lifespan and I would wager that within the next few years (maybe 6 at the most), Filesharing will be another heavily taxed weapon in our worldwide governmental arsenal. It's the first opportunity for the world to get something for free. (REALLY FREE). Grab the chance now and go forth my children and get what you need (but make sure it's legal) Just because you can get it, it doesn't mean that the stuff you have is legal. Steer clear of terrorism movies/ images, child porn, pornography of a corrupt nature in general, and any file that your conscience and society will not accept. But otherwise, ENJOY this rare blip in history when the majority notched up a rare victory on the bedpost of our existence.Limewire is completely illegal. One of the main reasons this is illegal is because, artists release their music to get money off of it. If u take their music for free right of the internet, it's like stealing their music, which is also like stealing money from record companies.It is just as illegal to allow people to upload from you than it is to download from others. You have become a file sharer and they take it just as seriously as file downloaders. Trust me. I personally now know TWO people who were caught. Not on Limewire but on Imesh. It is not worth it. Your whole life changes once you get sued. You put yourself (family) at risk of paying thousands of dollars because of a few moments of weakness. "I gotta have that song!" I did it too! My friends learned just how much they REALLY needed all those songs once it happened. The answer was they didn't NEED them at all. Your follow up question "will I get caught?" is, I'm sorry to say, just a bit out of touch with what's going on out there. People, your NEW experts should not be the ones responding to this saying its legal, but others who have gotten caught! Do some research on Google with such words as music industry sues or lawsuit, and see the world from the other perspective. They are totally serious and totally committed to busting as many people as they can. Hope this helps someone out there. Go get some legal advice on this.Limewire is Legal. There was a recent court case betwenn the RIAA and another P2P file sharing client and the file sharing client won. This is because the software is intended to help people distribute files and how can the people that have that software be held accountable for the others that use it illegaly. If you share copyrighted metarial it is illegal if you share pics and documents which aren't copyrighted it is 100% legal.Don't be fooled by the "This Product is 100% Legal" that Kazaa but on their website. If you read it carefully it says that the downloading of the product is indeed legal, and so is downloading music, if its NOT COPYRIGHTED. Almost ALL music is copyrighted, therefore downloading them is illegal.This has been said above, but here it is black and white, clear as crystal: "Copyright laws and laws pertaining to patents and inventions protect original works of authorship and inventions. Individuals who reproduce, distribute copies, receive copies, publicly perform or display works or inventions other than their own and without the consent of the owners or holders of rights, or their authorized agents, in original works of authorship or inventions, n(m)ay be in violation of copyright, patent or other intellectual property infringement. Lime Wire LLC does not encourage or condone the illegal copying of copyrighted material. This is not intended to be legal counsel or advice. If you have any questions, consult your attorney." Reference: http://www.limewire.com/English/content/ftc.shtml#8fAnyone paying for "100% legal" file sharing sites have been fooled. You could have stuck with any of the popular free sites and would be in the same boat regardless but with a little more money in your pocket. No one has been caught or sued yet that has ONLY DOWNLOADED music. Users uploading (assuming larger quantities) are the ones that have been fined. Granted, it may happen where downloaders are caught but for now, those who block all sharing along with turning off the function for the computer to be used as a supernode, have a much better chance at avoiding trouble.In a sense Limewire is legal, but in another sense it's illegal. The fact right now is that Limewire, Kazaa, etc., are legal because it is simply peer to peer file sharing, like taking a CD to a friends house and letting him take the music on to his computer (ripping). This is legal, in a sense so is Limewire then, because the music comes from an original CD that someone paid money to get and they are simply sharing it to selected people. The problem that the recording companies and artists have is the MASS FILE SHARING, meaning the sharing of the song to more than 5 people. In fact it's perfectly legal for anyone to share a file for free to 5 or less people. Basically like burning a game or a CD and giving it to your girlfriend or something. So is Limewire legal? YES. But if they want to take a further step they might want to make a "expiration system". Basically a program that automatically deletes songs off the online list after it's been downloaded 5 times. So there, LimeWire is technically legal.Whenever you don't pay for some download, with the exception of PC game demos, the free download files are illegal.LimeWire is a tool, just like a knife. Tools have their roles in various tasks. Possessing the knife doesnt commit the crime. Its the person the used the knife that commits the crime. One's focus should not be on the existence of Limewire, but on the particular wrong-doing the happens with it.
itunes it is about 99 cents/99 pence to get one kinda expensive but itunes is really good quality even better than CD quality that's how good itunes is so its worth ur money
It is 100 percent legal to download songs off ThisSongIsSick, all of the music on the website that are available for download are mixtapes, or remixes that are released for fr…ee. Usually this music is for promotional purposes. Here are some other sites for discovering music: UpperClassBeats.com - Dance, Rap, Techno, Dubstep, Alternative HotNewHipHop.com - Title explains it
How to transfer songs from limewire to an mp3-download all the songs you want on limewire but before you do that hook up your mp3 or ipod then go to windows media play…er and go to sync device and pull up the empty sync list then click on 1 of your songs then press ctrl+a and it will select all of the songs then minimize windows media player then select all of your songs again hold drag until you get to the bottom were windows media player is. keep holding drag windows media player should pop up while your still holding drag then drag all of the songs to the sync list make sure you have enough space (it will say by the mp3 icon at the top) then press start sync. If an problems go wrong press stop sync.
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Ok, this is an educated guess. These were the best and latest statistics i could get. In September 2006, Steve Jobs announced that iTunes owned 88% of the legal music down…load market. iTunes had 10,152,284 downloads a day on average, from 6 to 8 Billion downloads. - so like it went from 6 to 8 billion downloads in like 200 days (10M x 200 = 2Billion) A report released by the IFPI in 2009, stated that 95% of music downloads are illegal. - so iTunes has 88% of this 5% If we put that together......... 88% of 5% The 5% of all music downloads is 11,536,686 a day so the illegal market is.... 230,733,727 illegal music downloads a day.... amazing huh? 230 Million a day. I'm not going to do the 'per year' calculation, cus it probably wont fit on my calculator. LOL NOTE - the 3 Statistics are from different times (not accurate) - iTunes' growth is EXPONENTIAL (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/ITunes_Store_Songs_Sales.jpg) - that's their sales up to 8 Billion - iTunes is over 10 Billion now - the music industry is better off, people still buy the physical album from a store of some sort and that's not calculated in this But take this as the best statistic you can get, cus something like this is hard to track and calculate I've answered two of these questions with the same answer now if we do 230,733,727 times 365, you would get 84,217,810,355 downloads a year.
With LimeWire 5.3.6 it automatically opens iTunes to import newly downloaded MP3s. Under the LimeWire Tools > Options > iTunes > Configure > & uncheck the option of Enable …iTunes Importing. Then press the Apply button.
--Edit 2010-12-14-- I have been using MP3Fiesta.com since it launched in 2006. I have never had balance removed. Prices have risen significantly recently, but even at $0.40 pe…r song (with discounts for whole albums), it is massively cheaper than using iTunes. I have only had a quality issue once, and they credited my account after verifying their source files were bad - they even removed the album until it was sorted. I've never suffered any problems with my credit card after using the site and have complete confidence in using it. As for the legality, the business is based in Latvia not Russia, and complies with the legislation for that country. Copyright and royalties work differently there and music is cheaper. This is simply because music has to be cheaper there for people to be able to afford it on their comparatively lower wages. Buying from MP3Fiesta is no different to walking into a CD shop in Latvia whilst on holiday. The Internet opens up the global economy and gives us better deals if we shop around. The business and legals are up to the store owner to sort out. If they say their service is legal and above board, then you as the consumer are entitled to purchase in good faith. --End Edit-- The "answer" below is obviously placed by someone connected with mp3fiesta.com. "Hinky"? Going to tell my "pals"? Sounds like someone using a Russian-English dictionary. The fact is that there is A LOT of internet fraud being perpetrated by Russians. According the the RIAA site mp3fiesta.com is NOT legal. But, worse, they rip off their own customers. The smallest payment increment is $20 and if you don't download within a certain small time period, you lose. Also if you have a credit and tell them you don't want to download any more, they refuse to return it. My advice is to stay away from this site. "I found the following information elsewhere on the net. I too just came across this site today. Edit: Well if there is one organization I look to when trying to figure out what's the moral, ethical, or legal path to take, it's is definitely the RIAA. Give me a break man. These guys break the law more than most pirates. Or is racketeering and extortion your idea of business as usual? "This site is not illegal, unethical, or amoral. I work with digital music @ Best Buy through several different companies including our own and can tell you that you aren't just purchasing a digital download but the whole shabang that made it available including but not limited to advertising, employees, software to distribute, physical cards to purchase in stores, proprietary file extensions (all kinds of other madness goes with those), and support. The FBI said it right; "they don't have the overhead" I'll bet the operating cost of this outfit is next to nothing. So maybe Amazon and iTunes seem a bit hinky to me for having to charge us for their costs. You wouldn't want to pay $5000 more for your car because the dealer hired 5 more people and put out a series of commercials! Why pay more on iTunes? This looks like a healthy source of music that's marked just over cost. Guy probably gets $$$ from ads or the millions of dimes flying in...I'm sure telling my pals about it." " The reason MP3Fiesta has such low prices is that Russia's Copyright Organization (ROMS) sets the rate for the royalties, and they set their rates low! So while the artists, producers, lables, and the likes are paid, they are paid much less than they would be paid if the album were sold in the Unite States. One additional note is that an artist can request that ROMS not allow their music to be sold online by submitting a request with proof that they own the music they do not want sold online." "FBI-guy told Steve, don't worry about an organization being in Russia (or wherever), that doesn't make them any less legitimate. Don't worry about the low prices, they don't have the overhead. And, finally, "don't worry about us (FBI) coming after you -- YOU haven't done anything wrong, even if they have, and it doesn't look like they have." Now, of course, RIAA may be different, so proceed at your own risk, but at first look, it's a great way to save some money." I've used mp3fiesta for years. Found it as a replacement for allofmp3 when it went belly up. I put in $100 and my balance has never been tampered with. Still have $40 in it. I've gone for over 6 months without accessing the site and when I re-logged in, my balance was still there. I've been able to find some very obscure music there and I have no real complaints with the site. If I had a complaint it's that the mp3 quality is not always what I'd like (loss-less), but hey, it's a nickel for crying out loud! That's what I liked about allofmp3 when that site was running. You could always get CD quality i.e. loss-less, music. What I find to be illegal and immoral is iTunes charging a buck for crappy quality music. My CC wasn't blocked from the site like it has been for other offshore mp3 sites though, as I said, I signed up long ago and don't know if that's still true. The FBI, nor anyone else has come after me. I'm fairly sure that if it was illegal, Visa would not work. Edit - I have used this site for years with no peoblems. Never been "ripped off" and never had an issue with time limits. Why get ripped ripped off by corporate record company greed when this site gives you music much cheaper? Edit to "Edit" - posted 29 Dec 09 - MP3FIESTA/MP3PANDA is a ripoff both to the music industry and its customers. How do I know? Because someone dear to me just lost a $20 balance on this site because the site owners now want to push their so-called "Gold" and "Platinum" accounts. When this MP3FIESTA/MP3PANDA user tried to login to the website yesterday (28 Dec 09) their balance was magically reduced from around $20 to 36 cents and the site tried to force the user to buy one of these new time-limited accounts. If you are smart, you will stay away from these Russia-based music download sites. No matter what MP3FIESTA/MP3PANDA says on their website, they do not pay recording industry artists one dime in royalties. If they were paying royalties in accordance with international law, ALLOFMP3 would not have been shut down in the first place. Any comments about "corporate record company greed" are made by people that have no idea about what it costs to produce music or the mouths fed by jobs provided by that so-called "greed." If you want to be an anarchist or a communist, move to North Korea. They'll be happy to have you. Edit 3: I used MP3Fiesta over a year ago and I've had good luck with them. I haven't downloaded music much since I found Pandora, but I logged back in yesterday since my wife got an iPod Nano this weekend and to my surprise I saw I still had $36 left. I'm sorry your friend had a problem, but I've had no problems with them. They also just came out with a new downloader app which makes it easier to get stuff and they made everything 1/2 price if you buy through it as well. And with regards to MP3Fiesta being illegal, the site operates in Russia under Russian laws. Turns out the DMCA passed by the USA doesn't actually apply in foreign countries. Weird, I know, usually we're able to force our draconian copyright laws on other countries, but it would appear Russia has something of a backbone when it comes to these matters. On a more serious note, everything I've read regarding compensation, especially during the AllOfMP3 affair, said that they paid into a copyright royalty fund and the RIAA was welcome to their fair share of the pot. This is of course at a much lower rate than they're able to get off of iTunes, so they didn't want to validate the arrangement and refused to take the money. How is that the Russian MP3 site's fault again? PS- May I add my view on this as a music lover and hobby musician. It seems over and over download pirates want to justify there actions for the sake of cheap/free files. What ever reasoning they can conjure up to vilify them that what they are doing is OK. So how does one pay talented artists then? Why work in the music business? Why create new music if it gets ripped off? MP3Fiesta in the end does not pay artist a fair share. Just look at how many files they have to sell to eat. Your are dealing with shady company. The risk and quilt is yours to sort. AllofMp3 tried to pay royalty's to the record company's but they will not accept payment because they are suing allofmp3 and if they accept payment then their lawsuit goes away. 18 April 2010 I have been using MP3Fiesta for about two years and they have not ever taken cash form my balance unless as payment for a download. It is true that they warn you that you must download your tracks within 48 hours of purchase, which I think is a bit odd. I always DL immediately just to be safe. I have to say that they do scam though. In December I purchased on a double you money deal from them ,i.e. for $50 I was credited with $100. However, about two weeks later they doubled their charges from 5 cents to 10 cents per track, which was very annoying. It gets worse, as about three weeks ago they doubled their charge again to 20 cents and I was outraged, as this is was clearly a scam and vowed never to pay any more money to them. I did send an angry email demanding my money back, which was ignored, however, I notice today that they have reduced their charges to 10 cents. Still not the deal I bought into, but bearable. 7 June 2010 I have used Mp3fiesta for at least 3 years. While I did notice the increase in song download charges about two years ago, I have also found that many songs are ~ $.05. I read somewhere that the price for songs/albums is based on the demand or number of downloads. At any rate, I don't care if they do increase the prices a little bit. It's still a better deal than iTunes. Plus you don't HAVE to download any software. I have used their recent addition of the download manager and it makes things much easier. I have NEVER had a problem with my balance. The quality is a bit sketchy at times, but the vast majority is just fine. The selection is very adequate. All the "hits" are there and there are quite a bit of obscure tracks as well. Of course there is a lot of obscure that isn't there, hence the obscurity. As far as 'sorting through my guilt'. I do that just fine. The artists I really like get my money through touring and word of mouth. I will also buy the CD at the concert venue, which many smaller artists do. I realize it costs a lot of money to produce an album. However, a lot of that money is not slated to the artist but rather all the extra baggage (producers/recording companies). If MP3Fiesta doesn't pay the artist, well... that does bother me a little bit, although it seems like that answer will be really hard to find and will boil down to whom you want to believe. Overall I am happy with the service. Even if I wish it were more obviously legal.
well there are bittorent, thepiratebay.org frostwire bearshare but they are illegal and can get fined good luck
= Answer = Macintosh 1) Open Limewire 2) Go to 'Limewire' in the taskbar at the top (By the apple logo) 3) Choose Preferences 4) Go to iTunes… on the left 5) Enable iTunes importing :) Windows (Should switch to mac) 1) Open LImewire 2) Go to Help or File at the top of the window 3) Choose Preferences 4) go to iTunes 5) Enable iTunes importing :) 6) Open iTunes and Allow admin commands to import. l
If downloading from LimeWire is illegal isn't that the same as recording a television show to a VCR and what is the difference?
The Supreme Court ruled that it is legal to record television showsto play at a more convenient time. This is different than obtaininga copy to avoid paying for the movie and …causing economic harm tothe movie company. Read about the 1984 decision of UniversalStudios v. Sony Corporation of America. Mr. Rogers said he had noproblem with families playing his show at a more convenient time.
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