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Do You Download Media From Questionable Sources?

The debate about downloading movies and music from certain file-sharing sites becomes hairier every year. Making files available is not always illegal, but we all know the music industry has sued people who download pirated songs and that the film industry does not take stealing movies lightly.

I have friends who are die-hard iTunes fanatics and have never even looked at other download sites, and I have friends who are all about file sharing instead of file shopping. Have you ever downloaded media from questionable sources?

kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i am a fan of sharing and buying.
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 9 years
yeah for real tdamji, who's REALLY being honest here? lame.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I have at times but I mostly use iTunes or Amazon MP3.
laineecope8 laineecope8 9 years
no because i have a zune (which is like an ipod) and u can get free podcasts with the 14.99 monthly thing
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I'll never tell.... :sneaky-evil:
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
like i'm going to answer this question!
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
i've never even considered paying.
marcella marcella 9 years
I buy through iTunes or buy CDs. I personally don't have the time to waste waiting for songs to download via file sharing sites. Plus, a lot of those songs are poor quality. I'd rather just pay the $0.99... my time is way more valuable than that!!
gemsera gemsera 9 years
I cant remember the last time I paid for anything... maybe "bad" but most of the stuff I like I wouldnt find elsewhere anyway. and I flat refuse to wait a year for tv shows which the US has already shown...If I had the option of content when I wanted it and HOW i wanted it, i would pay a reasonable price for it.
Sammi_784 Sammi_784 9 years
iTunes all the way! I feel guilty if I download music/films/tv shows and don't pay. Also, it's one less thing to worry about. The only annoying thing is that it's so much cheaper in the US to download from iTunes. In the UK we pay 79p ($1.58) per song whereas it costs $0.99 (49p) per song in the US. Grrrr!
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 9 years
it really just depends. if i really like a single i'll buy it from iTunes. but if i want to hear the rest of the c.d first and i can't find the song on youtube to listen to, i'll download it so i can hear it. i refuse to buy a song i've never heard before and be mad because i wasted the money.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
I'll be honest, I don't pay more often than I pay. But for TV shows (I admit... I downloaded the entire season of Gossip Girl), I just use iTunes. THe quality is usually so much better.
iHeartU83 iHeartU83 9 years
It just depends. Ill download a song if i cant find it anywhere but at a file sharing site. Sometimes its hard to find the songs that i love that the pay sites offer. And due to the frequent use of my mp3 player, i dont really utilize cd's at all anymore. So sad to say i do sometime use the other sites...but its not for lack of trying to first get the song the right way.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
I tend to keep a list of the songs I want to acquire and go on a spree on Itunes about once a month. Usually I have money in my paypal account from Surveys and things, so they're really free anyway!
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
I have in the past, but then it just would take so long and half the time they didn't even play, so I just get them all from iTunes now. Plus, the RIAA had a HUGE bust at my school last year and fined like 12 kids upwards of $10-12,000 for illegally downloaded content (they claimed like $700 in damages for each song, $1000 for each movie or something). It was pretty ridiculous so I got rid of all my illegally downloaded stuff just so I wouldn't have to deal with it.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Usually I buy the CD and upload it to my computer. I have almost 1,800 songs just from that! BUT, if there is a really specific song I am DYING to listen to every now and then I do download without paying :S
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