The popularity of broadband has opened up countless new methods of delivering content to the consumer. Today digital media is the fastest way to send creative content to the users, and it has never been easier to get online and simply download your favorite songs, shows or films off the internet.
However, there are ups and downs to these new technologies. Proponents of digital rights management want to limit the way users get, use and distribute songs, movies and other works from the Internet. Proponents of fair use, meanwhile, want users to have as much freedom as needed in acquiring and distributing these.
Downloading Legally discusses all possible angles and introduces various concepts to readers, ranging from the legal, the ethical, and even the monetary side of things. The authors live by the concept that not all that is legal is ethical, and not all that is ethical may be legal. So it pays to be informed and in-the-know!