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I have nominated this article for a POV check as I get a general feeling it may be biased towards the view that sees P2P and other forms of free downloads as acceptable. In any case I feel that this article needs to be expanded and better researched to develop a clear view of the subject. Is there no other article that covers the same subject? [[User:Madeinsane|Madeinsane]ok lol smiley face old dirty farts ] 21:29, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Agreed, I also believe that sources for "In 2003, iTunes saw the popularity of legal digital downloads skyrocket." and "the music industry said the same thing about recordable tapes and CDs" are needed. This article needs some polishing, there are no other articles that cover the same subject to my knowledge. Memphis-Ahn 13:19, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
That must have changed, because now it seems slanted in the opposite direction. Besides, the controversy is primarily an American issue, is it not? Those aspects are already covered in a separate article: RIAA efforts against file sharing I think the article should focus on the technology and its uses, not on some controversy with limited geographic scope and which only applies to certain types of usage.
Steve Lowther 08:09, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Removed the following vandalism: "Once ii control the bad goats they will control the couches after all, its their creators that saved them (. )( .)"
Steve Lowther 07:59, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Hard to define
Wikipedia might be a massive storagebase of knowledge, but I doubt that anyone would really be able to give a clear, concise, and verifiable history of music downloading. I guess you could start with the creation of the MP3 format, which enabled music to be easily transfered and stored in a smaller digital format (while maintaining high quality), but what about the time prior to the MP3? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blake.Schneider (talk • contribs) 23:47, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
- The current definition is incorrect. How about correcting it a bit so that Wikipedia as an encyclopedia becomes that little bit more correct? A music download is the digital transfer of music from one computing device to another (a general purpose computer or a digital music player) via a communications medium such as the Internet or a bulletin board. Note: the capability to decode or playback a piece of music doesn't mean it wasn't downloaded - heck... i used to download music on my 8bit Amstrad CPC via Uni's shell account and that is digital and music and download. It's sad to see articles written in a way simplified so much they actually become not the truth... Even worst when someone comes along writing such a definition publishing it as a fact without required Wikipedia Citations, then... in other articles you are not allowed actual facts without a Citation if you were the founder of the evidence - unless you choose to make your own website and cite youself... bizzare... comment added by ZhuLien (talk) 15:32, 2 February 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk)
- While technically true that the receiving device doesn't have to have playback capability, this is kind of what distinguishes a music download from just a digital download or transfer. It is only music if it is played back, otherwise it's data. You could download an MP3 file onto a memory stick but that's just file transfer and is not a music download in any meaningful way. I'm not sure what your point about citations is; everything in the main body of an article should be cited (although this article does have a hatnote saying it needs improvement) but the lede doesn't need citations if it merely summarises the body (as it should). You can't cite yourself or any self-published website. I agree the article needs more stuff on the history music downloads. Btljs (talk) 11:47, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Orphaned references in Music download
I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Music download's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.
Reference named "hot100":
- From Gwen Stefani: "Gwen Stefani Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- From Hold It Against Me: Trust, Gary (January 19, 2011). "Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT⚡ 13:18, 11 October 2012 (UTC) 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:17, 30 October 2013 (UTC)