Originally Posted by IslandRed
The legality is a debatable point (and the subject of a current lawsuit -- I have no idea how it's going to turn out). Really, there's not much in a moral sense to distinguish Seeqpod from the original Napster. Napster didn't host illegal files either, but its business was based on helping you find them. Seeqpod has a better chance because there's specific language in the federal Digital Millenium Copyright Act pertaining to search engines. The fact that the site provides a player for those largely-pirated files tells me what I need to know about its ethical concern for copyrights, but the law says what it says.
I originally thought the difference was that you couldn't download these songs, but it turns out you can.
Mods feel free to close this thread, enjoy the music while you can.