Legal Sources of Music & Video


Congress recently passed H.R. 4137, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (“HEOA” or the "Act"), which is a massive piece of legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act that the President will soon sign into law. This legislation imposes an array of new federal regulatory and reporting requirements for colleges and universities.

Two of these provisions are designed to reduce illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. Because of this provision, the University has had to reduce the bandwidth allowed for P2P protocols to the minimum possible. Unfortunately, this affects all use of P2P protocols, including legal (ie. you paid for it) downloading of music and the operation of many game devices. Until the developers of game devices move those devices to protocols other than P2P, they will continue to be hindered - there is nothing that the University can do to prevent it.

Below is a list of some free legal music websites for your listening pleasure.

Radio Stations:
Last FM  |  Pandora  |  AOL  |  Yahoo  |  Live365  |  Realmusic

Music Sources (some may charge a fee):
AOL Music  |  Artist Direct  |   Audio Candy  |  Best Buy  |  BET  |  BuyMusic  |  Catsmusic  |  CD Baby  |  Dimples Music  |  Electric Fetus  |  Emusic  |  FYE  |  iMesh  |  iTunes  |  Liquid Audio  |   MP3.com  |  Napster  |   Passalong  |  Pro-Music  |  Rolling Stone  |  Ruckus  |  Spinner  |   Wal-Mart  |   Zune

If there are any questions, please contact your appropriate Congressional Representative or Senator, as they are the only people who can affect this decision.  If you live in Delaware, you may contact the U.S. Senators for Delaware:

Biden, Joseph R., Jr.- (D - DE)
201 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
(202) 224-5042
 
Carper, Thomas R.- (D - DE)
513 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
(202) 224-2441
carper.senate.gov/contact/