Ich habe heute einen Blog-Eintrag auf Facebook gemacht, über den ich auch mal eure Meinung hören möchte. Da ich aber keine Lust habe, das ganze nochmal auf Deutsch zu übersetzen, bekommt ihr jetzt einfach nur den englischen Text ;) Wäre schön, wenn ich mal ein paar Meinungen von euch hören könnte hierzu!
I'm a person who used to own hundrets and hundrets of MP3 songs and a little over 800 CD's full of movies that I never really bought. After reading 1 Peter 2:13-25 God conviced me that all this illegal stuff was not benefitial for a holy life. Without looking back I threw away about 850 CD's and deleted pretty much all MP3's I had on my harddisk - and we are talking about gigabytes of MP3's!
However, there is something like "legal" MP3's, for example those recorded off the radio or DJ mixes as well as MP3's an artist has declared freely distributable. Some churches also paid the copyright fee and thus are eligible to offer them on their website for free download. I highly appreciate this kind of service, because it makes the download of those very songs legal and thus my conscieousness is clear. And though I know of some of these churches that they really do pay big bucks to be allowed to distribute those MP3's, I was wondering about whether or not -ALL- of these churches have done so or not?
How do I, as a Christian who wants to submit to the laws given by our government, deal with this issue? Do I just simply download the music and not worry about it?
I found a church website that has round about 370 songs *!!!* for free download, all performed by either their worship band, their choir or their youth choir. They have different laws about copying music in Canada, though, thus my question: Is it "legal" to download their music, since it's on the internet?
PS: other sources of free MP3 worship music are also available, but not quite as plentiful in the amount of songs offered. Rather questionable sources have an abundance of all the MP3 songs I could possibly ask for, but their origin seems a little too questionable to be considered legal.
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