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    Was thinking about using Limewire to get some music i'm looking for, anyone have a better suggestion that they use?

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    In my experience Limewire is a good way of getting countless amounts of spyware. I've seen it many times on many machines. There is also a big question mark on the legality of some of the downloads published.

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    Yeh i'll prob stick it in a VM.

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    Mabye a visit to Itunes would be the best way and the legal one!

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    Seeing as you don't mind infringing on copyright then why not torrent? Much better imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Was thinking about using Limewire to get some music i'm looking for, anyone have a better suggestion that they use?
    Errr...somewhere legal?

    Seriously, IMO this topic has no place here if we're going to discuss illegitimate ways of getting hold of stuff, and mods have made that perfectly clear before.

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    I wasn't aware that 'ALL' content available on Limewire was illegal. Anyway I have hundreds of CD's at home all legaly purchaced I just wanted to listen to a few tracks before buying.

    Maybe this thread should be deleted before it gets out of hand.

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    if you just want to try before you buy try Spotify

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    I wasn't aware that 'ALL' content available on Limewire was illegal. Anyway I have hundreds of CD's at home all legaly purchaced I just wanted to listen to a few tracks before buying.
    Certainly not all, but it's a pretty slim probability. And unfortunately, buying 100 CDs doesn't excuse the theft of #101 in the eyes of the law, nor the theft of two tracks off it.

    Maybe this thread should be deleted before it gets out of hand.
    I concur. In the interests of answering the original question, I use 7Digital for most of my music now; they have a mix of DRM-WMAs (eugh) and DRM-free MP3s, which play happily on my box at home, they have a pretty good preview system, and a failed download doesn't mean putting in a support call to get another. Can't comment on any other services though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    if you just want to try before you buy try Spotify
    Sadly not on Debian (well, not without Wine, which is an ugly solution).

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    Nice one sted


    @ powdarrmonkey, your opinion is noted however as stated piracy was not my intention.
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 14th April 2009 at 07:35 PM.

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    Limewire itself is not illegal - it is used to illegally download stuff and so is perhaps not the best option.
    Cookie Monster wasn't after illegalling downloading so I don't think this thread needs to be deleted - in fact he was after other ways of downloading stuff that is going to avoid the possibility of illegality.
    So...as long as other solutions are legal, discuss on..!!!!

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    Rapid share, you are not uploading and all traffic is port 80 so no throttling or threatening letters from your isp. £5 per month but worth every penny. Legit files only though please.

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    To further press home the fact that EduGeek does not condone illegal file sharing, please feel free to discuss sites that allow legal ways to sample music... for instance Amazon (as an example) allows you to preview music before you buy. For films, Apple has a good selection of trailers.

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    Does Amazon now let you listen to the entire track? (I'll take a look). What I'd like is somewhere that you can listen to the entire album once before you buy e.g you could download some DRM (i'm not much of a DRM fan though) tracks that expired after a short time.

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