Monday, April 26, 2010

Music Download Sites - What Makes a Site Legal Or Illegal?

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to share with you a recent article I wrote about the legality of music download sites that is now published on http://www.ezinearticles.com/.

As an artist myself, I am frustrated with the illegal methods of downloading music which are still around but I tell myself if people don't know what makes a site legal or illegal, it's not their fault for using them so might as well put some information out there to educate users who are interested. Plus it helps me justify being upset a little since aside from my homepage which only compares the top legal music download sites, I'm getting a new article out there available to anyone interested in doing the right thing ... so now you know :)

The article takes a look at how music download sites started and got popular, what makes a site legal or illegal and what to look out for.

Check it out!

EzineArtciles - Music Download Sites - What Makes a Site Legal or Illegal

Please feel free to rate the article, pass it around, tweet it, all of the above. I'll try and put more of these together throughout the year but will get back to focusing on some music oriented posts which reminds me.

Another quick reminder, Blogger is taking out FTP uploading so I will be changing up the blog in the new upcoming month to Wordpress so to all subscirbers, you will have to re-subscribe. The "Blog" link through the homepage (www.comparemusicdownloadsites.com) will point to the new blog when it's up and running.

Thanks guys, enjoy the article and I'll hit you up with more music and music news soon!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Is LimeWire Legal

Bobby here from Compare Music Download Sites with a common question that comes to us by email quite often.

Is LimeWire Legal?

In short, LimeWire and most file sharing software is legal however depending on how you use it, example using it as a music download software, can be illegal on your part much like a baseball bat is perfectly legal, however if someone uses one to break a window, their actions with it are illegal and they are at fault.

More details below however if you're in a hurry and are simply looking for a legal music download site, here are our top suggestions:

#1 - SuperPass

- 10 Free Songs
- 14 Day Free Trial
- Download Movies
- Watch TV

SuperPass Review

RealNetworks

#2 - eMusic

- 25 Free Downloads
- +4 Million Songs
- Loads of indie music
for you to discover

eMusic Review

Download 25 FREE songs at eMusic.com!

#3 - Napster

- Unlimited Access to
their music library
- +8 Million Songs
- $5 / Month

Napster Review


Back to the legality of LimeWire ...

There are exceptions as some artists put out songs for free distribution or download as promo to push an upcoming album, or for indie artists just to get their name out there and aren't asking to be compensated. In these cases, downloading their music with a program such as LimeWire is fine.

In most cases, artists and bands write songs, record them, and then sell copies of the recording at a cost either on a physical CD, or as an online music download. Avoiding the cost entirely by downloading the music for free without the artist's permission is stealing as the artist is not being compensated for his or her work.

There are many legal music download sites, some mentioned above, however if you are interested in this route, I suggest checking out our site at www.comparemusicdownloadsites.com/ where we compare all the top legal music download sites on the net while including in depth reviews and ratings for each individual service to help you compare.

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