“ Music download site „
Bearshare.com is a website that offers a software application you can download in order to access over twenty million free song downloads and videos which have both iPod and MP3 Player support. The latest version (8.1) has recently been released and is the first version to have iPod support integrated.
Unusually Bearshare is the only peer-to-peer filesharing application I know of that claims it is 100% legal though I can't see how this can be possible, there are a lot of albums available via the network which are copyrighted and are retailing at the usual RRP - why would Bearshare be allowed to offer access to free downloads of these files from other peoples computers? However, Bearshare claims to be 100% legal and even claims that they are endorsed by several key players in the music industry.
Bearshare 8 claims to have unlimited MP3 downloads, iPod and MP3 Player support, lets you make new friends and connect to old ones, discover, download and share music tracks and videos, lets you view other user's profiles, photos and music libraries and connect with users that share the passion for the same artists.
I have previously downloaded, installed and tested the Bearshare application and although I don't condone downloading content illegally, it does seem to be a great way of finding rarer material. After scanning I didn't find any trace of adware or spyware though after a month or so my PC did start to act a bit unusual at times.