Mixtapes Download Legal?

vbimport

#1

hey how you doin

if you download mixtapes is that legal, because the mixtapes itself arent copyrighted hmm?

what do you think?

desi prince


#2

generally stuff that is not commercially available (i.e. not legitimately for sale somewhere) you should be fine…i’ve DL’d over 200GB of mixes (90% from one of my favorite sites)…


#3

Depends…
If in the mixtapes copyrighted material is used, it may be that downloading this without paying such copyrights is illegal…but, as said, it depends on the nature of the mix tapes.


#4

o ok, lets say if the mixtapes wre like

DJ BIG mike Jumpoff vol. 3

www.raphustle.com

what about that?!?

desiprince


#5

Generally speaking, rap mixes are usually illegal as opposed to legal underground music mixes. Most of the artists in rap mixes are signed to a major label and sell their tracks in major record stores, whereas the mixes that drpino and I refer to are mainly underground music produced by independent/small label artists and most of them encourage mixing their music. A while back, the RIAA hit a few hundred small urban record shops across the country seizing almost every “Burned CD/MixCD” they had for sell.