My hard drive died ages ago and I havent put my music back on the new one, I just listen to music on 8tracks or YouTube.
Jack Johnson, Ben Howard, King Charles, Mumford and Sons, Eletric Swing and a bit of Funky House, old school HipHop or something with horrible bass are all I listen to right now and it's all streamable on the net!.
AncientDragon: how can youtube have a license to those videos? it's the user who upload them, that control what video's they put online, not youtube. they'll only delete the video's when a complaint has been filed and they feel urged to follow up on it.
Technically, downloading anything with audio is not illegal because it always found anywhere... but what makes it illegal is sharing the file, as far as I am aware of.
ehm ... you can find Windows everywhere too, but downloading it is still illegal. a lot of it depends on the laws of the country you're in. In some countries downloading itself isn't illegal, in some it is.
take Belgian law, for instance: I am legally allowed to have a copy of an original CD/DVD I own(ed) as a backup, yet using the tools to create those might be illegal, downloading a backup would also be considered illegal.
for songs, they have found this "brilliant" way to rip the consumer off. you pay copyrights when you legally buy an mp3, you pay copyrights when you buy empty CD's/DVD's, ...
so, basically, even if we download our mp3's illegaly, and we want to burn them, we'll still have paid copyrights. but, what is worse, let's say you are a musician, you record a song you wrote, you plaid and sung, and you want to put that on a CD, you'll even be paying copyrights for that.
burning legally purchased mp3's on a cd, well, you might as well have bought the original CD I guess, that way you only pay copyrights one time.