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  1. Kitesurfer

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    Hi, I was wondering if the I Music App is legal. Seems way to much like limewire, but I've heard it is legal and it isn't? Is it?
     

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    IF you own the songs on CD, you may download them on Imusic..same as any of the P2P services..
     
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    Technically yes, the app itself is legal. Downloading the music that it directs you to though, is not.
     
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    If the servers that iMusic is getting their music from is outside of the United States, than it is very difficult to apply US Copyright laws. Of course, just like LimeWire, if you get caught downloading music that you never paid for, there could be ramifications.
     
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    It isn't legal but you probably wont get caught or punished, I would think.








    And, I was just wondering, do you like surfing?
     
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    Ya, just a bit
     
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    It kind of reminds me of allofmp3, which was in that very grey area. It's legal in the hosted country. What you do with it in your country may or may not be. So just use your judgement.
     
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    how easy would it be to get caught?
     
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    who cares , enjoy it. while its there
     
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    It is copyright infringement to share the file. Unless you are re-hosting the file, you're fine. So, the worst that could happen is that the app is pulled, and the RIAA complains.
     
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    Very easy. In fact I just overheard in a meeting down the hall that '' they '' are coming to your place of residence in a few days because you even dared to think about using this device.
     
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    Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean that "they" are not out to get me. :eek:
     
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    is there an app that scans the files to make sure theres no viruses?
     
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    There are many, though you need to install them on your windows machine.
     
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    so i was wondering if i purchase imusic tao is it then legal to get music from it
     
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    Assuming it's actually an .mp3 (or other type of media) file, it won't be able to harm anything because it just holds data, it doesn't actually execute any code. Make sure you enable the option in your file browser to view the file extension and check that it's not one of those sneaky "song.mp3.exe" things.

    That's just to save your Windows box though. Android OS is Linux-based. You don't have much to worry about for your Droid. :)
     
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    That's like asking if it's legal to make copies of movies because you purchased a DVD burner.
     
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    Well not really cuz if I pay for it and I'm paying for this whole market you'd think it should be legal with all the money I am spending
     
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    just because you bought a stolen tv (eg you paid for it ) doesnt mean you get to keep it. and if you knew it was stolen you can get in trouble too. (hint: you cant say you did not know the music was stolen)
     
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    ive had this app on my phone and cant seem to get it to work. well some of them work and some dont.
     
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    Because you're not downloading the music from the app, you're downloading it from random people and sources around the world. All this app does is search google for MP3 files.
     
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    iMusic does not have anything to do with the artists that produce music. If you buy iMusic, that doesn't entitle you to the songs in it... well, legally. Stop trying to justify what you're doing and call it what it is. It is in no way AT ALL legal.
     
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    Downloading copyright music is not illegal it uploading it that is the crime.
     
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    Not really. The RIAA will take any excuse to sue anyone. And make sure they get at least 100x the amount of money worth of music you downloaded out of you. :rolleyes:
     
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    is there any apps out there now that where like music box
     

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