Legal Media Downloads
Here are some popular legal alternatives for movies and music.Hulu: One of the best sites on the web for streaming media. Legally watch hundreds of full TV shows and movies. Popular shows include The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Family Guy, Bones, House, The Office, 24, and many many more.
Pandora: You pick a song, artist, or album and Pandora creates a customized radio station with similar songs.
Last.fm: An internet radio and community site based around music. Listen to songs your friends like, find similar music, and learn about your favorite artists. Think of it like Facebook for music fans!
iTunes: The most popular legal music store. Now, almost all newly purchased songs can be played on other devices besides ipods, such as cell phones or other mp3 players.
Netflix: A simple and cheap way to watch a lot of movies! You pick the DVDs you want to watch and Netflix mails they to you. They also have a large catalogue or movies available to watching on your computer.
Spotify: A subscription based music service. Choose from millions of tracks and listen to what you want to, when you want to!
For a more in-depth look at the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (the DMCA) and at Intellectual Property (IP) laws in general, please take a look at this new documentary created at the University of Richmond School of Law called