Legal options for downloading digital media
At the University of Delaware, there are no excuses for illegally downloading music, movies, pictures, books, or other copyrighted material. Those who circumvent copyright laws may face severe penalties.
The University is committed to making students aware of legal options for downloading and sharing digital media. On this page, you'll find links to resources that provide digital media LEGALLY—some at no charge, others at a reasonable cost.
Download MP3s. Sync to your portable devices.
Lists further resources for legal music. Also links to sites that provide movies, TV shows, and other resources.
Download music. Sync with your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Also offers TV shows and movies.
Catalog of free and pay sites for legal music.
Purchase or rent movies. Watch on your computer or on your TV with a compatible device. Also offers TV shows.
Lists further resources for legal movies. Also links to sites that provide music, TV shows, and other resources.
Hulu Movies Free
Watch movies to your computer. Also offers TV shows.
Watch movies on your computer or compatible device with an applicable plan.
Purchase individual episodes or entire seasons. Offers some shows in HD. Watch on your computer or on your TV with a compatible device. Also offers movies.
Lists further resources for legal TV shows. Also links to sites that provide music, movies, and other resources.
Hulu Television Free
Watch TV shows on your computer for free. Also offers movies.
Download individual episodes or entire seasons. Watch on your computer, iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Also offers music and movies.
Kindle Books (Amazon)
Download books to your Kindle, computer, or mobile device.
Download books to your NOOK, computer, or mobile device.
Use the iBooks app to download and read books on your iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.
Project Gutenberg Free
Download or view books that are no longer under copyright. Offers full-text books in a variety of formats at no cost. Does NOT use proprietary software/hardware!
Read books you purchase from Sony on your computer or on your Sony Reader.
Lists further resources for legal music, movies, TV shows, and other content.
Creative Commons Free
Offers copyrighted material that is licensed for personal use. Allows authors, musicians, programmers, artists, scientists, and educators to license their copyrighted material to the public.
Download software for a variety of purposes.
Internet Archive Free
Contains material that is now in the public domain and available for free. Offers over 110,000 movies, 43,000 concerts, 218,000 audio recordings, and 300,000 texts.
Find and develop open source software.