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Pros of illegally downloading music; hey, it’s free, why not?

By November 13, 2011

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Who doesn’t like free music? If you agree with the above, then downloading music off the Internet is normal for you.

Anybody with an MP3 player can download any song they want as long they can find it on Google. Nobody can even tell the song was illegally downloaded, other than the album cover. There are no worries over how the police can find the music; it’s not like a person has to physically hand over their device to a cop.

It’s also better than having to spend 99 cents for a single song on iTunes. What’s absurd is that iTunes sells its gift cards in high denominations. How could somebody spend exactly $20 on music without having to buy another gift card to have enough money to even-out the purchase?

What’s better to spend: a dollar or nothing? An album is worth as much $15 in most stores, but downloading that same album on the Internet is absolutely free.

With downloading comes responsibility. There are, of course, certain sites that are OK to download from and sites that were made to put viruses on the computers of the world.

Media Fire and 4shared are both respectable sites for downloading personal interests and both are safe to use on most computers. Jailbroken iPods is also a good option for getting free apps and music through the website Cydia.

Although not respectable, downloading music illegally saves money and time for the buyers.

Jona Famorcan

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