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as of today it is Live While Were Young by One Direction......man thats some serious fandom
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Jackie Chan's song 'Guo Jia' was the most downloaded song in China in the week following its release in 2009. Another very popular song by Jackie Chan is 'Sincere Hero'. The… theme song for 'Once Upon a Time in China II' (starring Jet Li) 'A Man Should Better Himself' (男兒當自強) which was sung in Mandarin by Jackie Chan is also very popular. According to 50topsongs the number one downloaded song is "I'll make a man out of you" which Jackie Chan sang both the Cantonese and Mandarin versions of.
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It is illegal to download songs off frostwire. Downloading songs, you can get caught and get in trouble for it.(finds , arrested etc) If you don't pay for the song, its ille…gal unless you own the copyright to the song, have the owners written consent to use it or the owner has passed the copyright to the public domain.
It is illegal because you're making a copy of something you did not pay for and are thus voiding the copyright of the CD.
"Most people" don't have access to the internet (or a phone, or clean water for that matter). So no, most people don't download music illegally. However, the near majority of …internet users might; because people don't often volunteer information that they committed a crime, the exact numbers aren't known. In fact 12% of people download music illegally
The most downloaded song in the history of iTunes is Journey's Don't Stop Believin'.
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.
It is essentially stealing because you are not paying for the artist's work. This can put artists and bands out of work because they won't have the money to carry on making mu…sic. Artists deserve to get payed for their work this is their job and I think that this is something that more people need to be aware of. People are not going to want to head into a musical career if they are less profitable which will result in fewer artists in the future. It is illegal. It is against the law. It can be a worse quality.
Is it illegal to download copyrighted music only if the song's copyright holder has granted permission for users to download and play the song?
1. i gotta feeling - black eyed peas 2. poker face - lady gaga 4. boom boom pow - black eyed peas 4. I'm yours - Jason mraz 5. viva la vida - coldplay 6. just the wa…y you are - Bruno mars 7. f**k you - ce lo green 8. just dance - lady gaga 9. someone like you - adele 10. telephone - lady gaga ft. beyonce
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 il…legal. 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.
it is illegal because you are taking profit from the artist who made the song Answer: Not really. That's the idea, but in most cases it's the record producing comp…any getting 75 to 95% of the profits on music sales. Each artist gets a very small (miniscule) amount from each sale. It's illegal because there is a such thing as copyright law: if you make a new work of art (music, book, picture, painting) it's yours to do with what you want. You can trash it, sell it, show it in your windows, lease/license it (allows someone else specific AND ONLY those specific rights.) You can decide only 4 people can see it for 2 minutes on every 14th Wed in odd years in Bangladesh, while wearing only Dashikis. If we as a society will not honor the right of ownership by the artist there will be far less content available and that will be derivative i.e. nothing new. My painting is mine and you (whoever) have no right to sell postcards or tshirts with my painting on it without permission; whether you make money from it or not - IT'S MINE! Like someone's name "I'm Mel Gibson** and I can paint that car for $18.99" We all know that using someone else's name (without permissions) to sell something is wrong, why is it so hard to accept that using their art (music, book etc) is just as wrong? ** no I'm not, I'm not even Melanie Gibson.
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--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.
illegal downloading is when someone downloading something that is not allowed.
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 or sumthin 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
Music purchased from the iTunes store is professionally encoded into the MP3 or AAC format at a bit rate that will provide high quality play back. Illegally downloaded music …has no such quality controls and will vary considerably in the sound quality of the music and, as it is from unknown sources, it also carries the threat of containing malware and viruses to infect the recipients computer.