While illegal downloading is becoming increasingly more popular so is consumers ability to download legally.
With the ability to download music off the internet came this new thing of mp3 files. With this new invention files were able to shrink in size so much that they were able to be shared and sent through internet connections. This created a whole new technology in digital music players, called mp3 players.
Consumers clearly show however their open-mindedness to paying to download music online. Apple ITunes is by far the most successful legal mp3 downloading website in the world. With songs ranging from 69 cents to $1.29, there are approximately two hundred million people in the world with an ITunes account. Gradually the use of legal downloading is becoming more frequent.