With Eircom now watching what you MP3’s you download from Bit-Torrent and P2P Networks a lot of folks are wondering what now? Well you can stop using “LimeWire” or “Kazaa” to get your music fix and buy your music online which you should do.
You have three choices here;
1) An Online Digital Music Store (e.g I-Tunes which are going DRM Free)
2) Buy them online at CDWow.ie ,Amazon.co.uk,Play.com
3) Your local music shop which will more than likely rip you off (shop around recommend here)
Buying music is a great whay to thank the artist for the great work they have created and downloading MP3’s without paying for them is illegal. If your a fan of “XYZ” band then you should buy their CD.
If your not going to play fair then there are some alternatives that may get around the problem of Downloading of MP3’s.
A) Alternatives to Peer2Peer Networks:
1)Rapidshare.com / Megaupload.com
The biggest and fastest site on the net used to share files of all kinds. You cant search the site (you can use 3rd pary sites to search) and you will need to know a link before you download anything. Typically links will be found in various websites sites.
Note this site requires a paid subscription for unlimited access.
Usenet is just as fast as Rapidshare.com and probably better as you can search for whatever your looking for.
Note this site requires a paid subscription for access.
B)Hide Your IP Address:
These methods involve hiding your PC’s IP Address from prying eyes and continuing to download MP3’s illegally.
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4) Proxy Servers:
Are special servers on the internet that Hide your IP Address from websites and assigns you usually a IP Address that looks like your in another country.
These are usally very slow and youll need to pay for a good one.
All these methods require a certain know-how and they’re all abit “messy” its simpler to buy music that mess around with different services like that.