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Maybe... It depends on where you are downloading the music from.

Some music is free to download and it is legal, but, not all music you can download for free is legal.

If you download the music from a website that you pay for each song then it is legal.

If you are downloading music for free from a file sharing website then that is illegal.

If you download the music from a website that has legal rights to distribute that music and they give it free of charge then it would be legal.

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Why it is not illegal to download music on the internet?

There are some music that are legal to download on the internet whereas there are others that are illegal. Music that has been shared publicly with no restrictions is usually not illegal to download on the internet.

Is it illegal to download music for free?

Copyrighted music is illegal to download.Many bands have made their music publicly available and it is not illegal to download their it a legal to download song for free

Is it illegal to download music from a free music sharing website?

Most of the time. If you download music from websites like Limewire it is definitely illegal.

Is it illegal to download sheet music in Britain?

Sheet music that still has copyrights attached to it is illegal to download everywhere. Sheet music not protected by valid copyrights is legal to download anyywhere.

Is it illegal to use LimeWire to download music?

If the music is copyrighted it is illegal. Yes. If the music is copyrighted it is illegal. Yes. Unless you purchase the music. In Canada it's legal.

Is it illegal to download free music?

Most likely.....most free music websites are illegal

Where can you download ABBA music for free?

ABBA's music is protected by copyright laws. It is illegal to download them for free.

What is illegal to download on the internet?

Any download that violates the copyright license is considered an illegal download. Downloading music, movies, books, etc, without permission from the owner of the content is illegal.

Where is music illegal to dowload?

You have to buy music, your not allowed to download music online for free.

Is download music with torrents illegal?


Is it illegal to download music from pirate bay?

Yes, just about everything there is illegal.

Is it illegal to download music you own?

its not illegal as long as its not sold without a licence

Can you get in trouble for downloading music onto your computer?

No troubles if the download is legal (free music or you have paid for download). But downloading illegal music may bring you troubles. It all depends. If you download illegal music like from and its illegal. If you pay for the music like on i tunes than its legal. Just look at it like this if its free its illegal. Even Some websites offer legal free Music Downloads.

Which programs are legal to use to download music and videos?

winmx Any program that allows you to download COPYRIGHTED music for free is illegal. If you do not pay a fee, it is illegal, no matter what anyone tells you.

If you're a paid subscriber to a music site is it illegal to download the music on to a CD?


What are the illegal ways to download music to an ipod?

Unless the music is public domain/freely distributable then downloading any music that you have not paid for is illegal. WikiAnswers does not supply information encouraging illegal activities.

What is an illegal music download?

An illegal music download is when a person downloads a song originally meant to be for sale for free from the internet. It is illegal because it is in breach of the owner of the music's legal copyright and distribution rights and you are stealing money from the musicians as they do not receive a royalty payment for their work.

Is it illegal to sell music CDs you download from the internet?

Well, you can't download a real item such as a CD off the Internet, but if you are talking about a music CD file, then: It depends on if that music you downloaded is copyrighted. If what you download is copyrighted, then it was illegal to download that music off the Internet in the first place (unless you bought it from a place like or iTunes Store). If what you bought did have copyright, then it is also illegal to sell that music for profit. But, if what you bought didn't have copyright (called freeware), then it is legal to do so.

Where can I download free music online?

You should not download free music online , that is illegal . If you want new music, you can get a CD, download off Amazon, iTunes , or other websites that sell Mp3s .

How do you you get music on your computer?

google free music downloads and download the music you want but be sure it is free and not illegal

Is it legal to download music from YouTube?

Downloaded music for free ANYWHERE is illegal. I do it anyway.

Is it illegal to use LimeWire to download music to put on your mp3 player or ipod?

Yes downloading copyrighted music is generally considered illegial because it is being 'distributed' In Canada it's not illegal. Using softwares like Limewire to download songs is illegal no matter which country unless or otherwise the music not copyrighted. What music is NOT copyrighted????????

When is LimeWire illegal?

When you use it to do illegal things, such as download copyrighted music or obtain child pornography.

Where can one download free music from Prince?

Downloading music is in general illegal and infringes copyright. Prince's music is available for download on many applications and websites for example imesh, MP3 download etc.

Is music download to iPod Nano free?

no if you buy songs from itunes no but you are able to download different music downloaders like limewire and frostwire which alow you to download music just be carefull in which these programs are illegal