Peer to peer downloading is BIG. We all know that. Music companies know that. Video companies know that as well. Yet is the activity really criminal? It is really worth pursuing a p2p downloader in court? This is what is happening today, and the case of Joel Tenenbaum, the 25-year-old American facing charges from Sony BMG and other, is a perfect example. Tenenbaum is . . .
Is It Illegal To Download What You Already Own?
This thought had not occurred to me before I read Ken Gallingerâ€™s column answering a question from a reader. The question is basically the same as the title of this blog post. The reader says that he has a collection of tapes (who doesnâ€™t?) and that he does not have the means to convert them to mp3 at the moment. Does this justify him downloading the songs off of the . . .
Green Living: Donâ€™t Download Music
Wait â€“ isnâ€™t that all wrong? Isnâ€™t downloading the greener option? After all, when we download music, we cut back on CDs and other material things that put a strain on the environment, right? As a matter of fact, this is what Jonathan G. Koomey, Christopher L. Weber, and H. Scott Matthews shared in a study they released some time ago. Their conclusion was . . .
Breaking the DRM Chains
One of the things that many consumers dislike about the music companies nowadays is that they try to put too many restrictions on us. First, they wanted to dictate where we could get our music - they did not want downloading to happen. Then they wanted to dictate the price that we would pay for the music we love - you bet they dislike the word free when it applies to any of . . .
Free Broadcasting Music
Sometime the music that is already popular can become boring. You hear it over and over again on all the radio stations. You hear it almost anywhere you go. You periodically want something new and fresh. A good site to go for fresh interesting music is freeplaymusic.com. They have a very extensive library of songs that are well catalogued. You can find music in any genre . . .