Best way to get a variety of portable?
Apr 16, 2002 at 5:04 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

ellisos020

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I've been trying to find a way to easily (and cheaply
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Apr 16, 2002 at 6:22 AM Post #2 of 5

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Legally, none of those things you suggested are really too appropriate to be discussing here.

What you CAN do legally, is go to mp3.com or a like-minded site where the artists give away their mp3s. Download and burn to CD, or send out the lineout of your soundcard to a tape deck. You won't find anything you hear on the radio, but there can be some decent undiscovered music on there.

Alternately, find the bargain bin of your local second-hand CD store, and get digging.
 
Apr 16, 2002 at 8:56 AM Post #5 of 5

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Yes, it is!

The radio stations pay a license fee to broadcast the songs. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean you can just tape them and listen whenever you want. They're still copyrighted, just licensed for broadcast.

Time-shifting of television with a VCR has been ruled legitimate in US courts. AFAIK, radio is a different story.
 

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