Legal Downloads

Music, Videos and More for IT Legal Eagles at UNT

Trying to stay up-to-date on the availability of music and video resources online and otherwise is often a challenge. The list of websites and resources below is only a jumping-off point. Remember, Google (or insert your favorite search engine name here) is your friend. Looking for something? Search the World Wide Web for it, it is probably out there! person wearing a ski mask and holding a laptop

Whatever you do, always stay on the legal side of finding your entertainment. The Recording Industry Association of America®, RIAA, and/or the Motion Picture Association of America, MPAA, may be watching. Seriously.

UNT takes a hard stance against the illegal sharing of copyright-protected material; for more information please read UNT's Approach to Addressing Copyright Infringement.

The RIAA has online resources containing some of the more popular legal online music sources to help you access music online legally.

Free Software to Protect Your Data

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ResNet and the dorms

  • The University of North Texas has partnered with Apogee in order to provide Residential Network (ResNet) service. You can view Apogee’s end-user agreement at
  • Additionally, EDUCAUSE has created a page that provides resources for legal campus downloading. Some of the sites they list for legal music downloads are listed below. You can:

On the Internet

Many websites offer a combination of music and videos for sale and, at times, free.

  • iTunes, for example, offers music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts. Additionally, iTunes U -- "Free lectures from top institutions."
  • In addition to providing music and videos – for sale and for free – AOL Music has an "Online Radio" area that offers Free Internet Radio Stations.
  • Yahoo! Music offers free access to Internet radio, music videos, artist interviews, and lots more.
  • MTV has all kinds of free music, videos, and music videos. 
  • VH1 has a site with a similar look and feel of the MTV website.
  • Magnatune -- offers "independent music to listen, download or license."

On Campus

  • The University Program Council, UPC, hosts movies and events, most of them free. Check out the campus calendar. You can filter for the types of events according to interest.


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