Is it Possible to Download Music Legally Anymore?

Written by Jeff Schuman II

Is it Possible to Download Music Legally Anymore? © Jeff Schuman II

Throughoutrepparttar past few years downloading music onrepparttar 110010 internet has increased in popularity. Atrepparttar 110011 same time though, it has become illegal through many companies to download music as musicians and artists have been losing money on their CD sales. With many people being sued inrepparttar 110012 past couple years for downloading music, is it really possible to download music legally anymore? If so, at what price will it cost you to download music?

As music sites such as Napster and Kazaa and many more have attempted to create sites to download music for free, they have just increasedrepparttar 110013 problem that much more. Some ofrepparttar 110014 users of these programs have learnedrepparttar 110015 hard way that music does not come free, as they were sued for illegally downloading music.

Today there are many sites in which you can download music at where they claim it is 100% legal. The latest music file formats used are Windows® Media (WMA), Advanced Acoustic Coding (AAC) and Atrac 3, and are very popular as it increasesrepparttar 110016 sound quality making it closer to an actual CD bought in stores. Another great advantage is that many sites such as SonicSelector Service on MSN allow you to previewrepparttar 110017 music before buying it. Many sites today also offer a three-day trial of their music downloading site, and then after that you will have to begin paying a monthly fee. So it is possible to download music legally online, but at what cost? offers unlimited music for a price of $9.95 per month and then you also have to installrepparttar 110018 software from their site. The downloaded music is non-burnable and once your subscription runs out you no longer have access to any of your songs. Rhapsody at also charges $9.95 per month for non-burnable music, but instead of downloadingrepparttar 110019 music you download a music player that gives you access torepparttar 110020 songs.

Know the Odds

Written by Karla Dalton

Inrepparttar casino, each game has different odds. This means that you are more likely to win some games than others. Knowingrepparttar 110009 odds, therefore, is very important if you want to maximize your chances of winning. We assume forrepparttar 110010 purposes of this article that each game is fair, and that you employ no 'card counting' strategies. This will allow us to work outrepparttar 110011 'expectancy' of each game - i.e.repparttar 110012 percentage chance of winning or losing.

Let's start with Baccarat, a game that superficially looks like Blackjack. Over a long run, for every $100 you bet, you can expect to recover only $98 in winnings. This means Baccarat has a negative expectancy of 1.2%. Is this good or bad? Let's compare to Blackjack itself (single deck only).

For every $100 you bet, on Black Jack you can expect a return of between $94 and $101.50. This gives an expectancy of between -6% and +1.5% so as you can see, it is definitely possible to make a positive return on Black Jack. This is particularly interesting when you compare it to Caribbean Stud Poker, where for every $100 bet, you can only realistically expect to get between $95 and $97.40 back - a negative expectancy of between -5.2% and -2.6%. Fortunately, NOBODY plays poker 'fairly', sorepparttar 110013 odds in this case are less than useful.

If we move on to other games,repparttar 110014 picture is similar. On Craps, $100 bet overrepparttar 110015 long term will win you between $87 and $99.40 bucks - pretty good compared to some games! Keno tends to be a VERY bad bet, losing on average $27 out of every $100 bet, a negative return of -27% andrepparttar 110016 reason why only complete newbies play it. In fact,repparttar 110017 only gamble worse than Keno isrepparttar 110018 Lottery, which tends to return only 50% ofrepparttar 110019 money you gamble. The lottery for this reaosn, is often called 'dumb tax', and playing it without a system of some kind is downright silly.

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