Is Downloading Music a sin?


#1

I was wondering if downloading free music is a sin. I don’t download whole albums i just download 1 song here and 1 song there. I figure it is too expensive to buy a CD where you only like 2 songs on it. Plus I am in college and dont have money to spend on CD’s. I would like to join a legal downloading site but 99 cents per song is rather expensive if you consider it costs the same as buying a regular CD plus you have to pay a montly fee. That was my rationalzation but I would like some direction on the subject. Thank You and God Bless!


Morality of music downloading, and the economics of pharmaceuticals
#2

It is not intrinsically immoral to download free music, but it may be against the law. As it is within the just purview of the law to restrict such free downloads, a Catholic should respect the law if there is one in place. Check with a lawyer – one who specializes in copyright law would be especially helpful – to find out what the laws are in this matter.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.