Monday, March 16, 2015

Downloading Illegal Content

     Illegally downloading content has become an enormous problem over the years. What people really don't know is that there are very serious punishments. According to "Save the Music America," if you distribute at least 10 copyrighted works with a value exceeding $2,500, you can go to jail for three years, and face up to $250,000 as a convicted felon. Felons are not allowed to vote and are considered serious criminals.
     Also, illegally downloading anything can hurt their industries. For example, if you made a song, would you like people to hear your music without paying for it? Probably not.  The RIAA is reportedly working on limiting the amount of illegal content downloaded. While some people might think this is not working, less and less amounts of people are downloading. In addition, you can be charged up to $750 for each song you illegally download. You can buy an extreme amount of things with that money!
     Conclusively, police are always trying to find people who are downloading this. Providers such as SoundCloud and Spotify are also places considered illegal to download music from. So, next time you think about listening to music, make sure to purchase it in a fair and legal way.

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