Is downloading songs from Limewire legal or illegal?
Answer . \nlime wire is a p2p/peer to peer networking program. depending on what you download can be illegal! ANYTHING with a copyright which is downloaded is illegal.\n. …\ngo to www.microsoft.com its a great help to find out more info on piracy and copyright\n. \nyours faithfully\nyour mum/david
\n. \n Answer \n. \nlimewire's website is www.limewire.com; all needed instruction on install (trivial) are there. As you alredy know (judging by the wording of your qu…estion) that there are opportunities on Limewire to violate copyright laws, and if you are caught you may be punished.
Limewire is illegal and so are songs that are downloaded off the Internet so I suggest if you have dowloaded a song from the Internet, you should delete it but that's my opini…on.
They are all Illegal But if you only want to download songs I suggest Shareaza Its Legal and free But you may only download songs But it is very good i use it Hope… this helped
Most music downloaded from Limewire is illegal, pirated music and is not recommended. It is possible to receive a substantial fine or even be sent to prison.
Syching your itune library to the folder where your limewire downloads are.
\nLimewire is a file sharing program. File Sharing for programs and files such as songs and video games, is illegal. No exceptions. However, file sharing for things that can b…e downloaded off the internet, legally and free such as a freeware game is legal.
yes. It is illegal because it is considered theft. Because you are unlawfully, getting a free copy of a song that cost someone else around .99 cents. Every song downloaded cou…ld cost you 750$-30,000$ PER TUNE! here is a story of a Minnisota woman who now owes 1.92 MILLION DOLLARS, for illegally downloading 24 songs...yes i said 24 hope this helped. The $1.92 million verdict against a Minnesota woman accused of sharing 24 songs over the Internet could ratchet up the pressure on other defendants to settle with the recording industry _ if the big fine can withstand an appeal.. "Normally in our American legal system, we say the punishment should fit the crime," said Ken Port, director of the Intellectual Property Institute at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. "Now she's being ordered to pay, in some ways, an incomprehensible amount of damages.". Port has closely watched the recording industry's case against Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, of Brainerd and wrote a brief that helped persuade the judge in her first trial in 2007 to grant her the retrial that ended Thursday.. In the latest trial, a federal jury in Minneapolis ruled that she must pay $1.92 million for willful infringement of the recording industry's copyrights by posting the music on the file-sharing site Kazaa.. Under federal law, the recording companies are entitled to $750 to $30,000 per infringement but the law allows the jury to raise that to as much as $150,000 per track if it finds the infringements were willful. The jury decided on $80,000 per song.. "They now have a verdict they can use in other cases around America," Port said of the recording industry. "The prices that they will charge for settling is going to go up.". Thomas-Rasset was the first _ and so far only _ music file-sharing defendant to go to trial.. The music industry has threatened about 35,000 people with charges of copyright infringement over the past five years, typically offering to settle the cases for $3,000 to $5,000. The recording industry estimates that a few hundred of those cases remain unresolved, with fewer than 10 defendants actively fighting them
I would say depending of the Song File you are downloading. You could also ask is is illegal to rob a bank.
It can be if you download copyrighted materials. Visit website link for more information:. http://islimewireillegal.com/
LimeWire is "peer to peer" (often called P2P) software that connects your computer to other peoples computers (and they are connected to your computer) which allows you to sha…re files (such as music, videos or games) between the computers. LimeWire does not control what is available to share over such a network. If the files being shared have been created by the owner of the computer and they have agreed to freely distribute their creations you can legally download those files. If the files being shared are commercially produced material that are controlled by copyright and distribution rights then it is illegal to share the files. The licensing agreement (See links below) you accept when you use LimeWire says: "By using the Program you agree and represent that you will not use the Program to share, distribute or download Illegal Materials." And their guide to copyrights says: "Your activities on peer-to-peer networks such as LimeWire may be monitored by copyright owners. Violation of copyright laws may subject one to substantial money damages. Copyright owners have sued thousands of people for infringement of copyright over peer-to-peer networks." As you do not know where the files are coming from they can also be installing viruses or other malware into your computer which can compromise your safety and security. LimeWire operates a store where you can legally buy songs just like any other store.
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No it is not legal. But my friends do it and they do not get in trouble.
it got shut down