During the last years, music, movies and TV programmes have been downloaded for free from Internet affecting CDs sales, TV programmes and movie rights. So, is this harming artists and TV corporations or helping them?
Many people argue that downloading music from internet is not just illegal but morally wrong because you are stealing the artist who has put a lot of effort into that music that you are stealing. If you believe that you should not steal from an old shoemaker, who works because he needs the money to live, so why do it from a music artist who puts a lot of work in his songs is right? However, many of these artists make more money that they will ever need as they also make money from concerts. A lot of people run short of money and do not have much to spend on music, movies or TV programmes and downloading it for free seems the best option for them who don’t want to be left aside from the new technological society who offers these entertainments. Before you had to spend a lot of money to get all of these, but nowadays they are closer to our needs, closer for the people with limited resources, so why are we going to take away this privilege from them. People who support this side of the argument consider that downloading music, movies or TV programmes is not a way of steeling it, is a way of sharing. It is very common that when you are with your friends you listen to list of music so you share songs with your friends and widen your music spectrum including more artists and types of songs that you didn’t know before. Many people start to know artists and listen to their music by downloading music from internet because as it is free you try new artists and types of music that you may never have though of buying their CD in a store. This gives the artist a wider audience. Besides, new artists benefit from this, because few people buy CDs from an unknown artist, but a lot of people download music made by new artists and gives them a try because they do...
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