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Downloading MP3s from the Internet should be made legal An MP3 is a near CD quality digital recording of a musical piece that is compressed so it can be distributed through the Internet Simple Net High prices new technology and availability are causing most music lovers to turn to the Internet to listen to their music Its convenient to search a computer database for a song youve been wanting to hear by your favorite artist download it and copy it on to a CD More and more people are doing this because with the help of search engines its possible to find any song imaginable and download it for free What most people dont realize is that the reproduction of a musical work distribution of copies of a musical piece and the public performance of the work without the copyright owners consent are all violations of copyright laws Anderman and Paez 5 However they do know that getting caught for this crime is very unlikely Catching those who violate copyright laws is very tricky because in most cases its hard to tell who is at fault Because of very detailed complicated copyright laws even prosecuting a web site for promoting pirated music is almost too difficult to attempt New digital audio compression technologies have made promoting distributing and selling music very easy 5 Sound files called MPEG 1 Layer 3 or MP3 for short allow users to download digital quality music for free over the Internet These compressed audio files can be played on an individuals computer by using special software With the help of CD-writers a relatively new computer technology that allows people to create there own CDs illegal copies of the copyrighted material can be made at near compact disc quality Anderman and Paez 6 Portable MP3 players have now been developed that make pirating songs even easier Instead of having to search for and buy expensive music people are simply downloading the
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