How is downloading on here not violate copyright? I am not going to make cd's and sell them or anything so am I ok?
It is most probably violating the copyright if it's new music. If you're like me and listen to songs from 40 years ago (Crosby Stills & Nash, Peter Paul & Mary, and so on) then there's not a lot of commercial interest in what you do. For newer music it's a different story.How is downloading on here not violate copyright? I am not going to make cd's and sell them or anything so am I ok?
If I were you, I would create a dedicated directory for my mp3s that was not shared and just keep them there. There's no reason to delete them if they're not being shared. You iPod people have to do that 'synchronize' thing. If you had a generic mp3 player you could just copy them directly.So once i get the songs into my itunes, i should go back and delete them?
It doesn't matter what brand you get, as long as it has the features you want. You should be able to source a good mp3 player with 1 or 2 gb of memory for under $20. Here's one at eBay for $12.99 with free shipping.So what is a good generic mp3 player and how to you get them over to it? Can you tell how computer illiterate I am?
It doesnt make it ok, and yes you are violating copyright and the RIAA dont care if its one song or one thousand songs. Pretty much every ISP runs deep packet inspections and so forth. EVERYTHING is logged these days.How is downloading on here not violate copyright? I am not going to make cd's and sell them or anything so am I ok?
It happens, but you'll usually find that the people who get busted are sharing a lot of contemporary music persistently (on a 24/7 basis). My advice is that any music that will have a commercial interest (any music released in the past 10 years) be moved out of the shared directory as soon as it's downloaded, and keep your sharing application (i.e., Limewire, Ares, etc.) closed when you're not actively using it.Agree with MadAussie.
If you want to play, be prepared to pay.
They just wacked a bunch of University of Maine students for this.
I think they said the average settlement was around $800.00. Maybe more maybe less but that's as close as I recall from the story in the paper about a month ago.