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Q: Is legal? ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Is legal?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: trusted3-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Jun 2006 07:17 PDT
Expires: 27 Jul 2006 07:17 PDT
Question ID: 741451
I am located in Australia. Is buying mp3 songs from legal?

Request for Question Clarification by cynthia-ga on 27 Jun 2006 13:21 PDT
They list a license number on their legal page. Have you some reason to doubt it?
..."All the materials in the music service are
available for distribution via Internet according to license
??-3?-05-09 of the Russian Multimedia and Internet Society. Under the
license agreement, LegalMedia pays license fees for all the materials
subject to the Law of the Russian Federation "On Copyright and Related
Rights". All the materials are available solely for personal use.
Further distribution, resale or broadcasting is prohibited..."

Clarification of Question by trusted3-ga on 27 Jun 2006 16:24 PDT
This may be legal in Russia, as with many other things in Russia, but
how about the rest of the world?

They are selling 9 cents/song, how much of that goes to the records
company or the artist?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Is legal?
From: respree-ga on 27 Jun 2006 07:21 PDT
The act of buying does not constitute copyright infringement.  The act
of 'selling' copyrighted materials without having the licensing and
distribution rights is (in most countries anyway).  If there is
copyright infringement involved, its the website, and not you, that
could be in potential hot water.
Subject: Re: Is legal?
From: nelson-ga on 27 Jun 2006 10:16 PDT
Try telling that to the RIAA.
Subject: Re: Is legal?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 27 Jun 2006 13:39 PDT
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