Is there a safe place to download music files from

  peter8424 14:22 04 Feb 2005

Hi, I,m a bit of a broadband Newbie and i,ve heard a lot of scare stories about Viruses from music sites. Is there a relatively safe music download site or programme? I've got mcafee everything,spybot and A2 so i,m pretty well covered. My wife me to actually get a result for the time i spend surfing! LOL

  CurlyWhirly 14:45 04 Feb 2005

Welcome to the fast lane!
There are 3 websites that MAY interest you.

click here

click here

click here

alternatively, just type in "legal music download sites" into Google:
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  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 17:01 04 Feb 2005

click here

You can get free downloads,but these are ilegal.

  Andybear 18:23 04 Feb 2005

Chiltern Radio offer this service but you have to pay. click here

  peter8424 19:38 04 Feb 2005

someone as given me a place called shareaza is this safe

  octal 20:59 04 Feb 2005

The program shareaza click here is probably OK, but its the nasties that get downloaded when you start downloading off of peoples computers.

Don't forget, when the cat comes through the cat flap, the fleas come with it!

  VoG II 00:27 05 Feb 2005

To be blunt, no it isn't safe. Plus downloading copyright material is illegal - but you know this and you presumably don't care. Where will you come when you have a puter that won't work? Probably here and expect the old sods here to sort you out.

I have made a mental note of your username for future reference.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 09:35 05 Feb 2005

He has said nothing about downloading copywritten material!!!!!

Your just assuming

It isn't fair for you to comment like that

maybe he does mean to download things he shouldn't

'I have made a mental note of your username for future reference'

The point being?

  sattman 09:49 05 Feb 2005

Peter, there are many free legal music sites available on the web where the artist or publisher is only to pleased to make their music available to all.

Just type "legal free music" into google

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 09:56 05 Feb 2005

click here if you want to read more about the issues / discussions on downloading copyright material and the issues of legal/illegal downloading.

  peter8424 12:25 05 Feb 2005

Thanks to everyone who posted a reply even vog! I won't be after any illegal or dodgey downloads i just want safe surfing.
i think vog just wants to start an "interesting" discussion thread but iwon't rise to the bait!

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