Do you use a file sharing program to download music?

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Do you use a file sharing program to download music?

  1. Yes, all the time. I don't buy CD's anymore, I make my own.

    131 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. Yes, I download music, then if I like it I buy the CD

    157 vote(s)
    35.1%
  3. Yes, only moderately. I buy CD's regardless

    98 vote(s)
    21.9%
  4. No, that's illegal, people got sued for doing that.

    41 vote(s)
    9.2%
  5. No, I have no idea how that stuff works.

    20 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. Archdemon

    Archdemon New Member

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    Direct Connect is the best.
  2. mercrial

    mercrial New Member

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    i use kazza lite all the time....woo kazza
  3. mercrial

    mercrial New Member

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    hmm jus wonderin...i guess kazza is the best...does anyone else use anyother file sharing programs
  4. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Re: i think it's alright, need more deets, check it out!!!!

    Agreed!!

    I use AVG anti-virus (free) and have been happy with it.
  5. jazzcat

    jazzcat New Member

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    downloading music

    But think...what did people do, back in those days, when there were no Kazaa?
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    Well, back in the good ol' days record stores had sound booths that you could go and listen to the record before deciding to buy.

    I download music for one purpose. To learn cover songs for gigs. It used to be I had to spend ungodly amounts of money for an album or CD to be able to get one lousy song off. Either that or spend all day waiting in front of the radio with my finger on the cassette's record button. Downloading music has saved me tons of time and money, which means we club musicians get to keep more of what little we make!!!
  6. brc 103

    brc 103 New Member

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    i have been known to download music but the best way to describe it is i will buy the cd if i like it, but heres a thought, its far easier to download a song then if the bands good buy the cd, save a long time dl'ing! However thats on dial up, be interested to see what happens when more and more people get broadband here!

    I've given up on kazaa (even kazaa lite) but to everyone who complains about viruses i would say' you dont get them downloading mp3's' - theyre mostly on software or porn! (caught LOL)

    i do however use irc, its the safest way and you'll actually get to talk to the guys who can tell you which songs are good.


    brc103 reminisses --ahh the days of napster, we miss you.
  7. bnjiman80

    bnjiman80 Tangled Up In Blue

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    Music sharing

    My two cents worth:

    I have bought less than 10cd's in my life, so its not like I'm downloading as a substitute for buying cd's. I don't actually own a dedicated CD player. But I do have an Mp3 player, which is a better format as it holds 4 hours/256mb and has no moving parts (Pendrive Plus £80)...perfect for the gym and cyling.

    If I like a band, I spend money on posters, concert tickets, the odd t-shirt and guitar music books. The concept of CD ownership would only appeal to me if I had a jukebox to access them all easily (maybe one day!)

    However, KazaA lite isn't that great for me now. I used to fill my PC up with all sorts of crap on dowload using file-sharing apps. Now the pop-ups / spyware / viruses are too much of a pain in the ass to bother with. If I really had to have a track, I would borrow a CD and rip-it. I'd rather keep my PC clean for proper stuff (i.e. midi sequencing!):p
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  8. seifer

    seifer New Member

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    I use kazaa lite loads, its way better then kazaa and much faster. I do see the illiegal aspect of it, but I am a teenager living off £45 a month and after my usual expenatures, i simpley have no money left for CDs
  9. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    I dl old beatles cartoons .. lotsa hulabaloo ..
    things i could never get commercially
    I dont have time or want to dl movies
    mostly oldies i already have in my collection that i'm too lazy to copy my own to digital
  10. Delerious

    Delerious New Member

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    6. Binary newsgroup reader


    Kazaa is weak sauce
  11. Jimee

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    I would hardly compare the sound quality of even the best MP3's to that of a cd/vinyl/dvd copy...
    It really scares me that SO many people are listening to so much crappy audio... Do yourselves a favor - the 25%'ers who don't buy cd's anymore...
    But one cd - that's not a HUGE investment - go to a good stereo (with a mp3 cd to reference against!).... CRANK IT UP!!!!!
    DO YOU SEE NOW!!!?????!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    ... I thought so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lust and Kisses,
    JIMBO
  12. higa27

    higa27 New Member

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    how strict?

    Do you know how strict they are on Universities?
  13. Izolate

    Izolate New Member

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    I don't use P2P. For albums, it's IRC.
  14. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Mr Admin Guy Staff Member Admin

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    Re: how strict?

    heh.. http://www.it.udel.edu/copyright/copyright_abuse.htm They're obviously trying to scare the students so they don't use up all their bandwidth. The worst that can happen = they deny you access to the network.
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    I tend to download tracks by new artists and if I like them I'll buy the CD - Rather than waste money up front for something you don't like.
    Could be a revenue generator for all artists if they do as David Gray did with his last album - he had a new track available to hear each day on his website when they launched the album. On the strength of this I bought another of his albums.
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    socramim New Member

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    i used to buy a lot of single but n0ow i download a lot of music..
  17. sublime

    sublime New Member

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    gotta support the artist man ;)
  18. tammy

    tammy New Member

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    excuse my ignorance. what exactly is a file sharing programme? also what is this kazaa i hear about?

    i never buy cds anymore. i get copies of the songs from other people, and only on rare ocassions from the net. takes too long to download

    hope that answers your question.
    t
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2003
  19. shmily168

    shmily168 New Member

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    kazaa all the way
  20. seifer

    seifer New Member

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    File sharing is where you connect to another users hard drive (only certain folders are accessable) and tkae the files off them directly rather than through a web server. KaZaA is an example of one of these

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