Why is downloading music from the Internet illegal when recording from radio is legal since both originate from copyrighted material?
Both actions are illegal duplication of the recording. The reason rightsholders get more upset with downloading than with recording off the radio is that the file resulting from a download is much easier to further copy and distribute.
It must not be illegal. It must simply be free. I challenge anyone to defy me to why not! Legalities Regarding Downloading Music There are several reasons why recording from the radio is more acceptable than Internet file sharing, but it basically boils down to this.
Radio stations pay fees to the appropriate companies for the license to play songs for the public. These fees are to ensure that artists and writers are paid the royalties due them.
Filesharing software providers like Limewire, iMesh, Kazaa, etc. do not pay these fees though some of them charge users a fee to use their software. Any fee that may be charged by these companies is simply a usage or membership fee. Therefore, artists are not receiving their royalties.
Then there is the fact that recording from the radio does not usually allow someone to copy entire albums simply due to the fact that you don't usually find radio stations broadcasting entire albums - with the exception of the occasional radio show.
And your average radio station has a limited broadcasting range. (I don't know anything about Internet Radio so I won't comment on this form of media.)
The Internet allows people to upload single songs or entire albums and make them available to millions upon millions of computer users all over the world - none of whom will be paying for the music thus depriving the creators of the music of their hard earned money. And creating and/or performing music is hard work. If it were easy everyone would be Pop or Rock stars.
If Limewire or Kazaa paid the appropriate fees they could not afford to allow users to share files freely or for their tiny usage fees. So instead they provide the perfectly legal software, and their members/users commit the crime by stealing music and other protected intellectual property!
So then, it is legal for someone to download a song he/she just heard on the radio because he/she has just been subject to the advertisers, who paid the radio station, who paid the people who copyrighted the music.
No, downloading a torrent is free, but really, when you download something off the Internet, it uses your Internet downloads. So when you use those downloads it is basically using up the downloads you pay your Internet company for. So the answer is logically yes but is not allot. Downloading torrents is possibly illegal and could be hazardous to your computer. Downloading a torrent of copyrighted material could land you in legal trouble.
To begin, downloading copyrighted movies from the Internet is illegal. Advantages are the convenience and the fact that you don't have to pay anything. Disadvantages are that you don't support the film makers and that you won't get as much features as a DVD would give you, such as extras. Also, downloading any file from the Internet (more frequently in this kind than regular software) offers risk of virus. Aim to safe websites with licensed…
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Some misuses are: downloading music that you didn't pay for copying copyrighted pictures hacking into emails harassment stalking fraud If it's illegal in real life, it means you can't do it on the computer. Contrary to some self-serving beliefs, actions taken using the internet have effects on real people in real life.
People can download music from the internet legally, if they go through a legitimate site or program such as I Tunes. People illegally downloading music from illegal websites or using illegal programs if not ethically right, and rips off copyrighted material. However this question can only be answered by personal opinion.
No. Downloading is when you receive data from the internet. If you have downloaded a song you can transfer it between any device you have without worrying about downloading over and over . To be clear you only download when receiving data through the internet. Taking a CD and transferring it to your computer then your I Phone is also not downloading.
downloading copyrighted videos/movies is illegal. Actually, it is fine as long as you get them from the network sites. Any random person posted pirated videos is illegal. Some people skirt copyright law though by only posting part of an episode and having other people post the other parts. If the video is under a certain length, it is technically legal to watch it on the internet.
no p2p downloading is legal, downloading someone else purchased CDs is legal. Legal downloading is when you purchase the music but, remember just because you have purchased the music does not mean you can share it. Off the air recordings from the radio, TV is legal providing you do not sell them. Recording movies or music from cable is legal also providing you do not sell them. Can you share the movies and music you…