On the Internet, you can generally download
anything you want.
You may have noticed that there has been a lot of fuss
P2P is frowned upon because it allows the free downloading
of copyright music.
It has been established that the act
of downloading itself is not illegal.
However, if what you download is copyright, you cannot use it.
At least, in countries that respect that copyright.
There are, however, plenty
of non-P2P options for legal downloads.
These are incredibly cheap, sometimes free, and
with no worries.
|MUSIC: Very cheap with many free downloads
|In response to the massive downloading of illegal, copyrighted
music, via P2P, greatly improved options for cheap and
legal music downloads have sprung up.
Music downloads are generally MP3, but there are different formats available
for such as PSP, iPod, etc.
eMusic: 4 million tracks, plus
audio books, 25 free downloads
Napster: 7 million tracks. 5 MP3s* PLUS a full month of unlimited on-demand streaming
for only $5!
More Legal music downloads
|Movies are generally AVI files, much smaller than a DVD,
but often of comparable quality. These can be played on
a PC, or burned to CD or DVD.
Higher definition, DVD quality and iPod version movies are also available.
Legal Movies Downloads
|Here the argument appears to be that once an episode,
whatever, is screened on
public TV, it is public domain.
As it might be if you were recording a late night show for a friend on night
From secure servers. No virus problems.
TV Show Downloads
|The Dangers of P2P
|You install a simple program, on your
PC, and it gives you free access to thousands of download
servers across the world.
You can download not just music and movies, but all sorts of programs and stuff.
But you really need to know what you are doing.
Some P2P downloads are deliberately mis-labeled and carry a virus.
NEVER connect to P2P without good virus protection on your PC!