The Great "Cheapest Legal Music Downloads" Hunt.

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  • superteach38
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    bridiej wrote:
    Doesnt bother me, mine will play WMA or mp3! :)

    Must admit it does seem a bit strange that they're targeting the 25% rather than the majority though..... :confused:


    mp3 players are owned by a younger and younger market & these users do not have ipods, but cheaper versions, able to play wma aswell as mp3 - perhaps the providers are targetting this potentially huge market? Thinking about the mobile phone market, the younger end are probably what keeps it afloat - does anyone else change their phone every year to ensure they have the same model as their friends? I only got rid of my house brick sized phone a year ago!
  • Rickycowslip
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    Prompted by this thread I went to the Woolworths site and downloaded some WMA files at 59p each. On opening I get a message saying to play them I need to load a 'security file' which will allow them to be played.
    Anyone know about these 'files' ? Will they disable any tracks on my PC that don't have the required licences ?
    am I missing something ??
  • crispyduck_2
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    Podsafe seem to have some music to download

    http://music.podshow.com/index.php

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  • ecuyetx
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    Sorry folks I'm new to this, but so far I'm not inspired by the selection of Legal Download sites being offered. I have been to most of the ones listed and used a search for a song by Coolio, from a film, I never bought called Gangsters Paradise. The only response I have had is from 2 of the sites which tried to sell me the CD, even though I searched in music downloads. 79p for one track still seems incredibly expensive and I don't plan to download enough to warrant a monthly payment. Can we do any better? Sorry, not very positive for my first post.
  • ecuyetx
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    I think this discussion has been done twice already so apologies. But assuming this is a Russian site, is this legal ?
  • Stabilo
    Stabilo Posts: 452 Forumite
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    ecuyetx wrote:
    I think this discussion has been done twice already so apologies. But assuming this is a Russian site, is this legal ?

    Who cares. You are paying for the downloads so it would be up to the authorities to prove that you new the site was in breach of copyright. Impossible.
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  • Rex_Mundi
    Rex_Mundi Posts: 6,315 Forumite
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    If you look towards the beginning of this thread. You will find that MSE Controller2 posted this.

    While there is still debate over the legalities of the Russian MP3 sites, it is in the best interest of the site and posters if we refrain from recommending them at present.
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  • Stabilo
    Stabilo Posts: 452 Forumite
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    Rex_Mundi wrote:
    If you look towards the beginning of this thread. You will find that MSE Controller2 posted this.

    While there is still debate over the legalities of the Russian MP3 sites, it is in the best interest of the site and posters if we refrain from recommending them at present.

    I am aware of the controllers comment. I didn't take it as an instruction not to discuss, more a sugesstion (controller correct me if i'm wrong).

    At about 5p per track I suggest it IS in the interests of the posters to discuss.

    In fact I visited the site after reading one of the earlier posts.

    Would any lawyers like to indicate what sentence will be passed if I were to download a track?
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  • The problem is that any discussion of these sites in a thread called "cheapest legal downloads" can give the impression that these are legal in this country when it is still a grey area. We are presently updating the FAQ to give clearer rules on the subject, but for now I would ask that russian sites and P2P are not discussed in this topic.

    Regards
  • superhoop
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    mandycl35 wrote:
    MYMUSICINC.COM you pay $17.00 for a years subscription.and it is legal

    Be very wary of this type of service - all you get for your cash is a P2P service you could download for free and "technical support".

    Copyrighted material you download is not legally yours.

    Read the ts & cs very carefully...

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