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Is it wrong to download music without paying?

(+) Free music. Greedy corporations don't get your cash but make a fat profit anyhow! (-) None, oh, except for the 0.00000001% chance of a lawsuit outside of the United States. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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How will you vote in the forthcoming General Election, and why?

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Current Debate - Who’s responsible for children’s safety when using the internet?

Who’s responsible for children’s safety when using the internet?

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What is the best way to encourage children to read?

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Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

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Current Debate - In light of recent airline tragedies, and a growing number of budget flights, is safety being compromised?

In light of recent airline tragedies, and a growing number of budget flights, is safety being compromised?

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Eating meat, yay or nay? My own personal opinion

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Organ Donation: Opt-In or Opt-Out?

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Do we need more nuclear power stations?

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Current Debate - Your top 5 home appliances you cannot live without!

Your top 5 home appliances you cannot live without!

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Current Debate - John Terry’s scandal - Should he remain the captain of England national team or not?

John Terry’s scandal - Should he remain the captain of England national team or not?

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Are we living in rip-off Britain?

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Current Debate - Reality TV Star Jade Goody\'s life to be turned into film.  What are your thoughts on this?

Reality TV Star Jade Goody's life to be turned into film. What are your thoughts on this?

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Why Donate to Charity?

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Current Debate - Since computer games have become so popular do you think children are reading less for pleasure?

Since computer games have become so popular do you think children are reading less for pleasure?

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Current Debate - Do employers have a right to use social networking sites and online searches to screen applicants?

Do employers have a right to use social networking sites and online searches to screen applicants?

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Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work

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Current Debate - Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

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Dealing with cyberbullying: Tips for kids and parents

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Current Debate - Is UKIP now a major political force?

Is UKIP now a major political force?

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Current Debate - Government to offer up to £5000 towards a brand new electric car! Will this encourage you to purchase one? Write us your opinion!

Government to offer up to £5000 towards a brand new electric car! Will this encourage you to purchase one? Write us your opinion!

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Kososvo declares independence from Serbia. If Kosovo why not Scotland?

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Thank you for the Music, dear Internet.

Advantages: Free music. Greedy corporations don't get your cash but make a fat profit anyhow!
Disadvantages: None, oh, except for the 0.00000001% chance of a lawsuit outside of the United States.

Ah, downloadable music, and to think it all began from some old German guy inventing the mp3 format then selling it to filesharing organizations. Sure, its been ripped off a few times (and poorly too! Check out .wma files, what a joke!) but its doing a fa ...

Credance100 17.12.2004 · Read full review
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If music be the food of love then pay up!

Advantages: Free music is kinda cool
Disadvantages: No way big labels can survive this.

In the good old days radio was the only place where you could get your music for free. You either tuned into a crackling Radio Luxembourg whilst doing your homework or the repetitive dirge of Radio One, playing the same song eight times a day, as they sti ...

thedevilinme 08.07.2010 · Read full review
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TRY before you BUY

Advantages: Sample music BEFORE you BUY it.
Disadvantages: It's ILLEGAL

...review I would like to point out that yes it is illegal to download music without paying for it, but it is also illegal to record films off the TV, or tape off the radio and keep them!!! And how many of us do that??? Once upon a tim ...

sandemp 14.12.2004 · Read full review
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Kazz ya? or Kazz nah?

Advantages: see review
Disadvantages: used for piracy

you all know by now that I do like a good debate and here's another one I can exercise some opinion on. Firstly, I'd like to state my annoyance at some CD makers, in particular Warner I think. They have started putting some protection on their disks. T ...

C_W_Monkey 25.04.2004 · Read full review
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How much harm does it do really?

Advantages: Wider audiences, cheaper
Disadvantages: Illegal

This is one of those subjects that is quite close to my own heart, as I admit that I do download music, for personal uses. Some even gets burned onto cd's to listen to in the car. For many, they would be horrified, particularly those who work in the mu ...

fuzzibear 15.07.2004 · Read full review
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