Limewire download

  Solartopi 19:32 02 May 2006
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Hi Folks,

Can anyone tell me if it's illegal to download music from Limewire. Someone has sent me this link.

Thanks

Solartopi

  keith-236134 19:35 02 May 2006

Yeah i think it is.

  Solartopi 19:47 02 May 2006

hairyplums,

If one does download music can it be traced to the downloader.

Solartopi

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:12 02 May 2006

It is illegal to download copyright music and yes, the final destination can be traced as many people who have been fined by the RIAA have found out.

G.

  Solartopi 20:22 02 May 2006

GANDALF <|:-)>

This may seem a stupid question: How is one to tell which is legal or not. Do some of these sites let you know.

Solartopi

  Haol 20:29 02 May 2006

Well there should be a disclaimer on the site and Limewire have introduced a popup that appears when you go to download a file that it can't find a liscence for.

  Solartopi 20:37 02 May 2006

Haol

'that it can't find a liscence for.' Oh dear, I'm lost. Does this mean that the liscence has expired and can be downloaded and it's copyright free.

Solartopi

  rmcqua 21:18 02 May 2006

I shall stick my neck out and suggest that the vast majority of music on Limewire is under active copyright protection.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 21:30 02 May 2006

rmcquan is correct. If it was written or perormed in the last 75 years it will mostly be copyright...so that includes the Beatles, Stones etc.

  Solartopi 21:32 02 May 2006

rmcqua,

Thanks for warning.

Solartopi

  Solartopi 21:37 02 May 2006

GANDALF <|:-)>

WOW! That's a long time to wait. Thanks.

Solartopi

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