There are many alternatives to using peer-to-peer networks to download music, shows and movies. See below for the list of legal alternatives or download the PDF by clicking on the link above.
ccmixter.org – Features remixes licensed under Creative Commons. Listen to music, create, and upload mash-ups.
fratmusic.com – Stream music based on your mood or activity or submit your own playlist.
grooveshark.com – Listen to any song at any time, pre-set “stations,” create your own playlists based on the Grooveshark music library, or upload songs to the library. Listen on any Internet-connected device.
jamendo.com – Available in seven languages, jamendo offers the largest catalog of music under Creative Commons licenses. Music can be downloaded and shared.
last.fm – A global music service available in twelve languages, last.fm recommends music, videos, and concerts based on what you listen to.
musopen.com – Created and maintained by a non-profit charity, this site is an online music library of copyright free symphonic, classical, and opera music recordings.
pandora.com – Create your own radio stations based on genres, artists, songs, and composers you like. Listen online or on your mobile phone.
partnersinrhyme.com – Free sound effects available for use in your multimedia projects
spotify.com – One of the most popular free music streaming services today. Integrates with last.fm, Facebook, and Twitter to share music and playlists with friends.
stereomood.com – Stream music based on your mood or what you’re doing.
8tracks.com – Make, share, and listen to eight-song (or more) mixes. Tags help you label your mixes and search for others.
MOVIES AND TELEVISION
archive.org – Collections of texts, audio, moving images, and software for free download.
freeetv.com – Access to more than 1,700 online television channels from around the world.
hulu.com – Watch recent episodes and clips from popular shows and movies.
veoh.com – Stream movies, shows, and videos from around the world.
youtube.com – The definitive leader in original online video. Movies, tutorials, music videos, tv shows, and all the cute baby animal clips you could watch.
Most networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) stream a limited number of current episodes of their TV shows
BOOKS AND MORE
books.google.com – Browse and read excerpts or the full-text (if available) of books, magazines, and journals. Google has digitized more than 12 million books to date.
gutenberg.org – Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks for download.
librivox.org – Free audio books from the public domain, read by volunteers. Listen via streaming audio, podcast, or download to your computer.
openculture.com – Offers high-quality cultural and educational media such as free audio books, online courses, movies, language lessons, and ebooks.
USTR Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a list of “notorious markets,” which includes “selected markets, including ones on the Internet, that are reportedly engaged in piracy and counterfeiting, according to information submitted to the USTR in response to request for comments.”