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Illegal Music Downloads and File-Sharing

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Illegal Music Downloads and File-Sharing.

Background Information

The phrase “illegal music downloads” refers to the ability of Internet users to find music online and save it in digital formats, often without having to pay for it. Use the following sources to learn more about music downloads and file-sharing and the political, legal, and social issues surrounding it.