University of California, Riverside

Legal2Share



Previous Announcements


  • To: All UCR Students:

    Awesome news for all UCR music lovers! Legal2Share is here to give students alternatives to illegal downloading and the best part is that it’s totally FREE for all UCR students!

    Did you get that? I said FREE MUSIC FOR ALL UCR STUDENTS!

    How? UCR’s Legal2Share has recently partnered with Ruckus to offer all UCR students a free subscription to their music service. All you need is your UCR webmail address, and you can sign up for this free service.

    Simply by being a UCR student, you are already enrolled in the system, so all you have to do is activate your subscription. Visit Ruckus and use your UCR webmail address to create your account. You will have access to over 3 million tracks, and it’s all free, fast, and perfectly legal!

    With a Ruckus subscription, you can download unlimited songs lightning fast to your Ruckus Media Player for free, and listen to them for as long as you are a member. You can even download songs, full albums, and even videos!

    Why take a chance at illegally downloading, when you can legally download for free! While you’re here, take a few moments to visit our Legal2Share web site (http://cnc.ucr.edu/legal2share) that discusses file sharing as well as steps for “getting started” with Ruckus and other legal download services.

    Other Music Services highlighted for UCR Students are:

    • Mindawn - An online music store that offers its songs in FLAC format without copy protection of any kind. Mindawn’s content is geared towards supporting independent artists and small record labels.
    • iTunes - iTunes allows users to purchase digital music files that can be played your on iPods. iTunes offers more than two million songs, 15,000 podcasts, and 11,000 audiobooks via the Internet.

    Thank you for keeping it legal, and enjoy your music!

    Larry McGrath
    Former Director, Computing Support Services
    University of California, Riverside

  • Dear UCR Student,

    We all love music and most of us want to carry it with us wherever we go...

    And as a result of easy access to file sharing software, it seems like everyone downloads music from the Internet. Unfortunately, there's lots of controversy about where and how we get our music, since a lot of music downloads are illegal. Record labels are displeased with illegal file sharing and have gone as far as to sue some music downloaders (at many UC campuses!!!).

    But we all still need our music…

    So, UCR has partnered with several UC campuses to provide alternatives to illegal file sharing. Two companies in particular, Cdigix and Mindawn, have agreed to provide UCR students with access to high quality, legal downloads and other digital music services at competitive prices. Also, many UCR students utilize iTunes, a very popular legal source for iPod music downloads. Our efforts to promote these legal services are in part a response to student requests for a safe music download environment. We’ve provided additional information about these vendors at the end of this e-mail.

    Please take a few moments to visit our legal2share web site (http://cnc.ucr.edu/legal2share) that discusses file sharing as well as steps for “getting started” with these (and other) legal download services.

    Thank you… If you have any comments or questions please e-mail us at helpdesk@ucr.edu

    Larry McGrath
    Former Director, Computing Support Services
    University of California, Riverside

  • Information about Legal Music Download Services

    Ruckus- A digital music service offered to universities and college students only. Ruckus provides a combination of an affordable subscription service and a pay-per-download offering. Ruckus offers the largest digital music library of any service, featuring more than 2 million legally downloadable songs.

    Mindawn - An online music store that offers its songs in FLAC format without copy protection of any kind. Mindawn’s content is geared towards supporting independent artists and small record labels.

    iTunes - iTunes allows users to purchase digital music files that can be played on iPods. iTunes offers more than two million songs, 15,000 podcasts, and 11,000 audiobooks via the Internet.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-6495
Fax: (951) 827-4541
E-mail: helpdesk@student.ucr.edu

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