If you are searching online for mp3 files and free songs make sure that the websites you are visiting only supply legal music downloads. It is always great to have your favourite songs by your favourite singers on your computer as soon as they are on the radio. There is nothing better than listening to a popular song by one of your best bands as you drive to work in the morning. Just because their music is available online doesn’t mean that they would like their songs to be downloaded. Downloading songs from unlicensed sites is illegal, and infringes on copyright law.
So how do you know if the website you are using supplies legal music downloads? Well, most sites that are offering free songs are in fact using illegal song downloads. Most singers and bands rely on the revenue from the sale of their songs to make a living, so when you are downloading for free they are unable to make any money. Most legal sites charge a fee for you to download a song. This is normally cheaper than buying the CD and also allows you to choose only the song that you like to have on your Ipod, computer, or music player that is compatible with mp3 files. Sometimes bands will allow you to download one or two songs from their album for free, to encourage you to listen to their music.
Copyright law says varies from country to country. It is therefore very important that you make sure you know what laws apply in your home country. Information about South African law can be found online. But if you want to make sure that you are not doing anything illegal it is best to use trusted download sites like 5fm, Itunes and Nokia. Having the latest hits is affordable, and you can have it yourself using legal music downloads.