Be Careful of What You’re Downloading

Free music downloads and free movie downloads are yours for the taking on the Internet. They are easy to find, but if you want to stay legal you must know exactly what you are looking at.

Most of these websites advertise legal downloads but read the fine print which addresses the legality of these free movie and free music download sites.

After doing some research and visiting many of these legal free music downloads and free movie downloads websites, I have learned the truth and it is time for them to be exposed for what they really are; misleading, deceptive, illegitimate and just plain dishonest.

When visiting any of these download websites, it is not always easy to know what is legal and what is not. Knowingly acquiring illicit downloads is theft. Whether you download from one of the many download websites or a website advertising download music for free online, you need to read the fine print first.

We have all heard the saying, If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The majority of these sites are no exception.

Most people download from one of these movie download websites or sites advertising download music for free online without realizing the legality of copyright infringement. It is hard to tell right from wrong when there are hundreds and hundreds of sites that advertise 100% legal downloads. We would like to believe that these sites are, in fact, legitimate, just as advertised. Unfortunately, many of them only mislead you to believe that they are legitimate.

The advertising of legal is only partially true; therefore, it is dishonest.

  • The software these sites provide to perform the download is legal.
  • Downloading on a peer-to-peer (otherwise known as P2P) network is legal.
  • The locations provided for the downloads are legal.
  • It is the act of downloading copyrighted material that is criminal.

We are attracted to these sites with advertising such as,

Download and share anything you want, anytime you want. Get unlimited access without annoying spyware and adware programs. We provide you access to the fastest and most reliable file-trading networks online. Millions are downloading! Now it’s your turn! 100% Fun.

Or how about,

Pick all the movies you want and with a single click you can download them automatically. Best of all, you can download over 40 movies simultaneously. After a movie has finished downloading, you will be able to watch it right on your computer. You can also burn it to a DVD or Video-CD and watch it on your television using a standard DVD player.

Here is one of my favorites.

The best free music downloads, free movie downloads and an extensive download database – 100% Legal. This site has over 1 BILLION files including free music downloads, movies and much more…

But do not be discouraged. There are a few sites where you really can download movies and music for free.

There are even more sites from which you can download movies and music for a monthly membership fee or a small fee per download.

Just remember, it is not the act of performing the peer-to-peer download, but what you download. If it is copyrighted material, it is illegal to download without paying for it.

Read the fine print. If you can find the fine print, they feed you this garbage about downloading and sharing responsibly, etc., etc. In other words, do not get caught!

One of the more common disclaimers you will find on these scam sites reads like this:

Some information is protected by copyright, which means that you generally need the copyright owner’s permission before you make it available to other P2P users. Popular music, movies, games, and software are often protected by copyright.

The neat thing about a lot of these really, truly, 100% legal sites where you can download music for free, is that most of the music on these sites is from new artists hoping to get noticed by a record label. You can find some very good music if you are determined and just put forth a little effort in your searches.

Copyright infringement can result in significant monetary damages, fines and even criminal penalties. Some copyright owners have filed civil lawsuits against individuals that they believe unlawfully distributed large numbers of copyrighted songs. You can learn more about copyright laws at P2P United.

Movie Downloads Online – What’s The Best Way

Today, more and more people understand that having a subscription at a
video store is simply does not meet their needs. Instead, they turn to
online movie downloads to provide them with films they wish to watch.

This happens for several reasons, where the top reasons are dramatically
reduced costs, larger title selection and time saving.

Now, there are basically two online downloading models for movies:

  • One website supplies content to members. Typically, these websites charge a per-movie fee of several dollars (2$–4$ usually). However, some also charge a monthly fee of about 10$.
  • A website provides membership to a network of users, where each member has several movies on his or hers computer. You can download movies from every person on the network. These sites typically charge a one-time fee of about 35-50$ for registration, and you are never billed again.

The model that gives the best value to the end-user is irrevocably the member-network
model. I will therefore elaborate on this model:

After registering, the website provides you with a software to access the network.
The network consists of millions of users just like yourself. Each member of the
network has at least several movie files on his computer. Every member can download
movies from any other member. This way you have up to millions of users sharing their
movies with you. Because of the vast number of members in a network, the quantity of
movies can be in the range of dozens of millions.

A good website will provide you with manuals on software installation and operation,
as well as high-availability technical support (some sites provide a 24/7 support
system).

Most of the movie networks are more than just movie networks – they contain files of
virtually any type – music, software, etc. Some sites will charge you extra for access
to music directories.

How long does it take to download an entire film?
Most of the time, download will be completed in a matter of hours. The time may
vary, as it depends on two factors:

  1. Your download speed. If you have a broadband connection, you’ll be able to download much faster than a member with a dial-up modem.
  2. The number of users that have the movie you’re downloading, and their upload speed. In order to bring the download time to a minimum, files are usually split into several relatively small parts, and you can download each part from a different member, so you are far less limited by a specific member’s upload speed. Each network has its own algorithms for managing this split-into-files, so the time of download might still be considerably different between every two networks.

So how do you choose the download network that’s right for you?
You need to compare:

  1. The cost of the program. make sure that the prices you compare are for the same time period! Often a website would offer a one-year membership as well as a lifetime membership.
  2. The number of users and movies on the network.
  3. Additional features supplied – music, software downloads, games, etc. Music playing software, movie playing software and CD & DVD burning software are also common features.

And finally, one note on cautious shopping:
Too many times, innocent customers fall into the clutches of scams to steal credit
card numbers and other personal information. For a short review that will help you
avoid the most common mistakes (and learn a little about movie download sites in
particular), you are welcome to visit this site [http://www.comparingwebsites.com/movie_downloads/whatToLookForArticle.htm].

Free Movie Downloads, II

Any product that comes without a price tag is a welcome opportunity for users to enjoy the product without having to worry about the hole it would make in their pocket.

Not everything that is free gives total satisfaction to individuals using it. But movies that come in varied forms ranging from adventures, comedies and science fiction have immense appeal making free movie downloads from the Internet a great source of delight to the users. Free Internet movie downloads can also refer to non-feature movies, such as newscasts, cartoons, even commercials.

Downloading movies today is a relatively new technological marvel. But several factors have been considered a bane for smooth downloading, notably the huge size of the video files coupled with slow downloading speeds. However, through notable advancements in related technology, more and more people are searching for movies online.

There are a large number of web-based systems that give a varied choice of movies to viewers. They are free and legal and available through a media player installed in your system. Media players are usually included as standard software in most modern computers. However, some websites offer movies that require you to download their own media player for viewing. Be careful of viruses when you do so. Make sure you have a good virus scanner like McAfee or Norton.

Viewing a spine chilling, blockbuster Hollywood movie downloaded off the Internet can be a source of great pleasure to those who have a penchant for using the computer to satisfy their needs.