Who says it is illegal to download copyrighted works without paying? See for example
where you can download the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by James Kibbie, legally, and for free. In this case only the recording falls under copyright anymore, but at
exactly 100 songs, about 6 1/2 hours of recordings, were freely and legally available for a considerable time.
The question isn't whether you have paid or not. The question is whether you have a valid license or not.
Just saying: The complete Bach organ works are still available. From the site: "This project is sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with generous support from Dr. Barbara Furin Sloat in honor of J. Barry Sloat. Additional support has been provided by the Office of Vice-President for Research, the University of Michigan."
Or look at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer . I'm downloading movies there for free all the time.