How to Go Legit

Pay for music online? It used to be square, but the crackdown on pirates is giving legal sites new life

Jamie Partida is facing the music. Like many of her fellow music fans across the country, the University of Michigan senior visits the file-sharing website Kazaa and occasionally downloads a few songs free. The sports-management major, 21, knows it's wrong. "It's unfair to the artist because you're not paying for it," she admits. But the price of CDs is such that she never considered quitting. Until last week, that is, when hundreds of file-sharing consumers found themselves slammed with lawsuits from the recording industry. "Now I'm a bit scared," says Partida. "I know they're targeting the big users, but you never...

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