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illegal downloading

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Tucker Atterbury

on 3 May 2010

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Illegal downloading What is illegal file sharing? Using file sharing programs such as KaZaA, BitTorrent, iMesh, and LimeWire to share or obtain copyrighted music, movies, games, and other software without the permission of the copyright holder is illegal. 95% of music downloads are illegal Despite a boom in digital music sales, an industry report has found that the majority of online music was downloaded for free with no payments made to artists BOTTOM LINE : It's Stealing
Stealing music is against the law.
Stealing music betrays the songwriters and recording artists who create it.
Stealing music stifles the careers of new artists and up-and-coming bands.
Stealing music threatens the livelihood of the thousands of working people—from recording engineers to Christian music retailers and their staffs —who are employed in this ministry. What are the consequences? What can I do to prevent illegal file sharing? Use subscription or pay services such as Apple iTunes or Napster.
These services have entered into agreements with copyright holders that allow them to sell music legally. Teenagers and students have an average of more than 800 illegally copied songs each on their digital music players, the largest academic survey of young people's music ownership has found. years in prison and $250,000 in fines.Repeat offenders can be imprisoned up to 6 years. Individuals also may be held civilly liable, regardless of whether the activity is for profit, for actual damages or lost profits, or for statutory damages up to $150,000 per infringed copyright.

Users suspected of wrongly downloading films or music will receive a warning e-mail for the first offence, a suspension for the second infringement and the termination of their internet contract if caught a third time, under the most likely option to emerge from discussions about the new law. Basically DONT DO IT!!!
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