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Downloading music online is a computer crime

Date: May 09, 2006

Six computer users in the Mid-south have been sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally downloading music. It's a Federal Crime that many people don't think about. More than forty five hundred suits have been filed against people downloading music but not paying for it.

Laura Kyle thinks those who steal music deserve to be caught, "There are people who create the music and the composers and all should get a profit."

It's actually pretty easy to track down those breaking the law. Investigators browse illegal trading sites then they track users with their IP address, every computer has one and no two are the same. Then they serve a warrant to internet providers to get the computer users name and then they sue the downloaders. Maybe it was your kids downloading the music. Doesn't matter, the person paying for the internet service is held responsible.
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