quick program question?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JJLT76, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. JJLT76 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2007
    can anyone tell me if Audacity is legal, because my friend has it and its a cool program, but he once told me that limewire was totally legal and i dont really trust him on this.
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Audacity is legal. Using it to copy music you don't own is not. If you are using it to edit your own music, or copy your LP's or cassette tapes you are morally in the clear.
  3. Angrist macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2005
    MI or NJ
    Looks legal to me.

    As a side note ... Limewire itself IS totally legal. In that all it is is a program that allows users to share data. If you were an independent musician and you wanted to use Limewire to distribute a demo tape, thats perfectly legal. However most people do use Limewire (and other P2P) to share copyrighted works ... which is usually a violation of somebody else's IP rights.
  4. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    Emptycup is right on, the program itself is legal but using it to copy music you down own not legal.
  5. JJLT76 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2007

    thanks to all the replies, i went on and downloaded it

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