What determines whether or not an internet download is legal?
There are two broad categories that illegal internet downloads will fall into: either they are "illegal" because they infringe on someone's copyright, or they are a violation of the law in some other way, like downloading child pornography.
Because the second category is usually easy to identify, I assume that you're talking about the first. So, if you want to avoid illegally downloading copyrighted material, here are a few things that you may want to consider:
- First, look at the source.
- Popular streaming sources like Hulu are always informing users about the scope of their permission from the copyright owners, so that it's very clear that the streaming is not illegal. Internet music download sources like LaLa and iTunes also have an agreement with the owners of the copyright. Another sure thing is if the source is the official website for the movie, photographer, or musician. These downloads are almost always legal.
- On the other hand, sources that promise "unlimited free downloads" for "all of your favorite movies and music" are usually too good to be true. Downloading copyrighted material that other, private individuals have uploaded from peer to peer sites is almost always illegal.
- Second, look at the material.
- Owners of popular, creative works in their full and original form are less likely to give permission for free downloads. Because of this, you'll want to look more to the source of these downloads to make sure that there is permission, or some licensing agreement with the host (again, Hulu is a good example).
- On the other hand owners of documentaries, older works, and works that have been modified are more likely to to have given permission for the download (and it is possible that there is no copyright claim at all). You still want to be vigilant and look to the source, but this is just one more factor to consider.
- Of course, nothing is a sure thing, but if you follow these steps, the chances of being prosecuted for infringement will be drastically reduced. Essentially, you'll want to look at the total picture and ask yourself, "is there likely permission here?" and also "is this too good to be true?"
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.
It is illegal to download anything you have not purchased off the internet. If you are cought you will face some serious jail time and huge legal fines.
It depends on what you are downloading. Much of the information on the internet is free and legal to download.
Yes, because you can pay for it.
Depends on which program you are using.
Downloading music from internet ISN'T legal,so,the're are not 'legal sites' .
It is not legal to download movies for free from any website on the internet. I'd stick with buying it on DVD or through a trusted source such as iTunes
Considering that recording studios sell special versions of their songs, licensed to be use for TV, radio, movies, etc. I would have to say no, it is not legal to download music from the internet (from any service or program) and use on a radio show, internet or otherwise.
No. A Paternity Test determines whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child.
Imeem is legal and has made contracts with different music labels to make it legal. It is one of the few legal places to listen to and download music on the internet.
Try one of the reputable sites that do legal downloads.
BitTorent is one of many ways to download information from the Internet. How reliable or legal the various ways of file download are is a looong story
Music Download Paradise Lite is a music download app for your mobile phone. You will need to check your specific network provider and country laws in respect of music downloads to ascertain whether or not using this service is legal.
yes it is exept if you use it to download roms off the internet.
If a band or musician has a download link on their/his site, then it is legal. Otherwise it is piracy.
The PSP has a menu option for the PlayStation Network, simply use this and connect to wi-fi, you can purchase and download games there.
Is it legal to download a psp iso game from the internet when you bought it already in the psn store?
No, downloading ISOs is never legal unless the ISO is public domain.
There are several websites that allow you to download a full legal copy of Call of Duty 2. Some of them are download, or simply call-of-duty-2. You can access the internet to find many different sites that you can choose from.
Well you can download music for free any where, suck as limewire. As long as you don't copy it on to a CD or mp3 player or Ipod, then NO its not legal
No, there are plenty of other legal ways to get music on your iPod, including Google Play, AmazonMP3, as well as streaming apps like Pandora and Spotify. What determines whether or not it is legal is if the record companies and artists are being paid their fair share. So if you are getting songs and albums for free download from a website that doesn't sound familiar, or getting them from file sharing websites like Limewire… Read More
It's probably not legal but I know LOTS of people who do so
You can get songs for your phone from iTunes, Napster, and other legal applications that allow you to buy and download songs from the internet.
Yes. Depends on the type of steroid and whether or not you hold a prescription.
People can easily Copy right things in seconds because of IT and the internet. It would be okay…IF it is legal. You can also download music, films, videos etc in seconds and it is free to do. Again it would be okay….IF it is legal.
No, it should not. But that's not because of the internet (which is just a medium for sharing), but because of the copyright itself. Remove the selfish copyrights and enjoy Creative Commons. Then sharing would be promoted, not stifled for a profit. Unfortunately, that's not how it is, so if you get it from someone online or if you borrow a CD and put it in your iPod, it's violating the copyright.
If it's copyrighted material, it is illegal to download without paying for it (Amazon, iTunes, etc). However, if it is protected under Creative Commons, then there should be no issue in downloading that material.
Currently there is no source for legal free Anime music to download on the internet. Only promotional singles added by companies on platforms like iTunes are available.
You can download many free legal programs from sites that are reputable. File sharing and programs/movies/TV shows/ebooks downloading is piracy and illegal.
Downloading music, shows, and commercials from the Internet without paying for them is illegal. It's best not to for both ethical and legal reasons.
The only way you're gonna get legal music on the internet is if you pay for it. If you are willing to do that, there are many websites: rhapsody.com, amazon.com, mp3.com, iTunes.
You download music for free-- That is not legal at all. So no, it is NOT a legal site to download from.
The judicial branch determines if a law is constitutional or not.
It may be checked out of many local libraries. If it is available for free download off the internet then it is not a legal distribution.
Yes it is. If it was not for sale origonally then is being copyed it is. Most people make it then put it on the internet for people to download.
If you do it without violating any copyright laws. For instance on the PS2 PCSX2 you need to get the bios from a PS2 you purchased and not download them from the internet
Downloading BIOS files from the internet for video games is illegal. The only legal way to download BIOS files is to dump it from your own video game console.
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 www.last.fm or iTunes Store). If what you bought did have copyright… Read More
Only if you're streaming them to yourself. It would be legal to have a DVD on your computer at home and have it stream to you on another computer as long as it's not being copied. Whether this is legal to do to someone else is anyone's guess.
Yes and No No not if you pay for it, or send money to the company. But if you download it, pay for it, then send it to your friend, and he/she doesn't pay for it, then yes that is illegal. Also if you download it without paying for it, then it is illegal, too.
You cannot because the band's songs are copyright protected. WikiAnswers cannot answer this question due to legal issues. If the laws in you region allow this you can download them from the internet at your own risk.
Is it legal to download classical music like Beethoven there is no copyright infringement on these long dead composers is there?
yes it is illegal to download any music from Internet because you can go to prison and pay some money for police
You can not download legal video game roms.
Depends, If you want it to be legal, then you will have to pay but there will be a few sneaky ones out there that will be legal and free, but I don't know of any. However, there are many that are being queried as to whether they are truly legal or not, but a few are Bearshare, uTorrent, bitTorrent and Limewire. (:
it depends whether or not your getting it from a the person who holds a legal copy.
If you legally own a PlayStation 2 is it legal to download the BIOS off of the internet for emulation purposes?
No. Strictly speaking, it may not even be legal to copy the BIOS from your own PlayStation 2, depending on where you live. Downloading the BIOS is not legal, because it is not technically a copy of your BIOS, and even if it were, a license to use a product in one form does not grant you a license to use it in another form. Purchasing a book at a book store doesn't mean you… Read More
you can't do it automatically from the Internet to windows movie player but you will have to download the file. if possible, sometimes it is easier to do right click and go onto save target as, but i don't no if it is legal. sorry.
Photoshop is a commercial product and so needs to be purchased. There is no legal way to acquire it for free. There are free alternatives to Photoshop such as Gimp.
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Is it legal to install WIN XP Professional edition onto a computer that is provided with WIN XP home edition sticker?
It doesn't matter if you install it on your PC that does have Home edition sticker as long as you have the proof (Windows XP Pro CD that you have bought with you). Microsoft only determines if you have a genuine copy of Windows when you download an update online from Microsoft so there is no worry on your side whether you reinstall the OS at anytime.