An individual can make a
copy of a CD or parts of a CD he/she owns for your own private,
If an individual sells or gives away a copy of a copyrighted
recording without the copyright owner's permission (the musician
or the record company), that person may be prosecuted.
distributed files from Internet sites such as
www.limewire.com is piracy. We at Bangor Public Library
request that you do not use our computers for illegal music
downloading, as illegal downloading may not be in accordance
Title 17, Chapter 11 of the U.S. Code.
There are many sites on the Internet where a person can legally
download music. These sites either charge a monthly
subscription fee or offer a per track fee. There are other
sites at which downloading music has been made available for
free by either the artist or the copyright holder.
Listed below are links to a
few of the many legal downloading sites on the web:
Has a monthly subscription fee based on the number of
downloads per month.
http://www.rhapsody.com/home.html: Has as a monthly
subscription fee of $12.99 for access to the entire
1,000,000+ song Rhapsody catalog.
http://downloads.walmart.com/swap/: Wal-Mart's music can
be downloaded for under $10 per album (for most albums) or
just under $1 a song.
http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview/: iTunes offers
most songs for 99 cents.
Many artists with MySpace pages permit free downloading of a
select number of songs.