With peer-to-peer networks like Napster, Kazaa and Limewire boasting easy downloads of commercial material, some music artists and executives are pulling their hair out trying to slow down the file-sharing craze.
Kazaa will continue to run in the background unless you ensure you close the entire program when not in use, so unless you are constantly in the market for new ringtones, close the whole program.
In its wake, new peer to peer technology was created using decentralized servers, making it harder for the industry to target users - the most popular being Kazaa and LimeWire.
The quality of the MP3 downloads from Soulseek is more reliable than Kazaa, and the selection of music much more extensive for those whose taste run beyond the mainstream.
Other companies like Bearshare, WinMX, and most recently, Kazaa, have followed suit, either folding or clamping down on the sharing of copyright protected files.
Kazaa is great for finding major label stuff, mainstream stuff, and some indie stuff, but the more obscure you go; the more unlikely you are to find it on Kazaa.
Surf through the archives here at LoveToKnow Music to learn more, including the option to try peer-to-peer networks like Kazaa Lite, Bearshare, and Ares Lite.
Between pending lawsuits and users leaving in droves to places like Kazaa and LimeWire, WinMX decided to call it quits after a very brave run of things.
In essence, Ares Galaxy works like most other P2P file sharing networks, so it is essentially equivalent to programs like Kazaa, Soulseek, and WinMX.
The same can be said about looking for free High School Musical 2 MP3 files through popular peer-to-peer networks like Kazaa, Limewire, and Napster.