What is Illegal Music Downloading?

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For a few years, it probably felt like you had a special secret: you could download music for free from the Internet. Now, the record industry has uncovered the “secret” of illegal downloading, shared by you and millions of others, and it is not happy. Fortunately, if you know where to go, you can avoid getting sued and still find plenty of music online. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

What is Illegal Music Downloading?

The film “Empire Records” might give you the impression that stealing music can lead to a job at a hip record store. But these days, if stealing music leads to a job, you’ll be spending most of your salary on fines owed to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Protect yourself by learning the ins and outs of illegal downloading.

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  • In addition to suing users, the RIAA is also asking ISPs to collect a “piracy surcharge” from their users to compensate for illegal downloading.

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