free music - which
is what you can essentially do now, thanks to the file-sharing
services like Kazaa and other successors to Napster - may soon
come with a catch.
companies are going after consumers who are sharing vast collections
of digital songs online. And since college students, with their
faster connections and free time, are major downloaders and
distributors, they are now major targets. We are seeing lawsuits,
colleges cracking down and threats of crimininal prosecutions.
you are a college student or the parent of one, be aware of
these risks. That free song may not be worth it. In addition,
viruses are being deliberately "injected" into these
files, so that when you share them, your machine gets in trouble.
After all you get what you pay for.
can you do? Try new services like AOL Music, PressPlay.com
and Listen.com, which
allow you do get digital music at a lot cheaper price than CDs
here are instructions
on how to remove Kazaa and other file-sharing systems from
your Windows computer.