Downloading music is the transfer of a piece of music from the internet to a storage device using an internet-enabled device. While some of the music downloads that occur on a daily basis may be legitimate, there are cases of illegal music downloads that have really affected the music industry. Illegal music downloads simply mean the illegitimate transfer of musical information or musical item from the internet into one’s storage device without due legal payment or due permission from the owners who normally possess the copyright to such pieces of work. A section of people support, illegal music downloads stating that their actions do not affect the music industry in any way as they only download a copy and leave the original intact. They also claim that their actions do not affect anyone’s computer or freedom as it is a virtual process (Plunkett 2009, p. 24). Although the process of downloading music should be free and fair and considering the plight of those who would want to enjoy the music online, any actions of illegal downloads of music should be condemned and the relevant penalties tightened as this conduct adversely affect the entertainment industry in general.