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Thread: US mp3 laws

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    Question US mp3 laws

    I was wondering if it's legal to let people download mp3 music of other countries (East Europe) .

    We plan to open a website with a lot of information about the artists (biography, lyrics), their mp3 music will be available too.

    We live in US and want to open this website because no one can afford it in our country.

    So, I was wondering if we are braking any US laws allowing to download the music?

    Thanks

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    Simple answer YES.
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    OK, Can I find on the Internet any documents that will explain that YES?

    Also, what kind of documents I need to make downloads legal? Some papers from record studios maybe?

    Thanks

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    you would probably need rights to the songs.
    As long as you own the song [have the rights to it]
    you are free to do whatever you please with it.

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    Can anyone point me to the specific law?

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    Well I'll just suggest common sense.. I suppose if you go searching amongst RIAA's website ( assuming they have one ) I bet you'd find it
    josh

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    ok, common sense ...

    US is protecting rights of all record studios in the world?

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    He meant yes it is illegal.

    So, I was wondering if we are braking any US laws allowing to download the music?
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    Yes, I know what he meant

    Anyways, does any have any links to the laws website, so I get read more about it?

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    Its illegal if you don't have permission from the artist.

    RMF

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