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    Default Is DJ'ing music from blogs legal?

    Last edited by DStridium; 04-08-2012 at 08:45 PM. Reason: With a second look at lossless blog I took down the link because its obviously illegal.
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    what do you think?
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    nope... stealing music is frowned upon by authorities... if the new laws pass and your harddrive is raided and the track contains things like blog names your going to get fined for playing pirated music in a public area, which is a much bigger fine than playing them for personal use only...

    You should also support the artists that make the music that allow you to call yourself a dj by paying for it.
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    Definitely looks illegal from those two sites but some sites have mostly legal/free stuff....I find alot of remixes from blogs and then just follow the artist on soundcloud, usually that artist puts up free downloads or else has a link to buy and I'll support them.

    I believe thats legal but honestly it has gotten more complicated lately.

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    Oh! I had no idea, honestly. I did not understand how they could blog the music up and it is illegal. Dub-Level is really illegal that sucks man.
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    Dub Level is really the one I care about the most. I have got their entire archive back to November 2010 and have just recently finished polishing out the must have songs from the plain jane ones. One by freaking one. I would appreciate if you guys could read through this and let me know if what I am doing is illegal for sure. I'd hate to have my hard work go to waste for nothing.

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    dub-level definitely has pirated music.

    Will you get in trouble for DJing with it? No, almost definitely not.

    Whether or not you think it is ethical and what you do with it is up to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DStridium View Post
    Promote an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work;¬
    this allows them to deny resposibility when they get busted, because they were unaware the song uploaded by person x was belonging to person y even if person y is a mainstream artist like benni benassi .

    the rest of it is forum hacking rules that they will take action against you with for stealing information from their server, upload viruses and malware or if you steal the music they stole first

    It'll be halarious when a douchey dj gets busted with 100gb of stolen music, they will probably get a billion dollar fine and two life sentences considering people got fined $4000 per track for downloading from napster and that music was never played in public LOL.
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    Supporting the original artists is something I do care about. Is there any other options for me at this time? Would love some alternatives as I do not really have the cash flow to drop $1.00 to $2.49 a song at the moment. Although I do have a lot of free time, so I would be possibly interested in some monthly membership sites where I could acquire good and/or popular House, Electro, Minimal & Dubstep? Any thoughts? Also would it be completely un-ethical to use the Dub-Level songs to build my first few mixes and sets, and then buy the songs I know I will actually play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by synthet1c View Post
    It'll be halarious when a douchey dj gets busted with 100gb of stolen music, they will probably get a billion dollar fine and two life sentences considering people got fined $4000 per track for downloading from napster and that music was never played in public LOL.
    Please explain how that scenario would ever happen. Where is this police force that shakes down DJs and seizes laptops and searches for pirated music then sends them to prison? Because I'm not sure what planet you are living on.


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