Internet Commons and Its Impact on Entertainment Industry in Us:

Survey methodology, Research, Statistics

Internet Commons and Its Impact on Entertainment Industry in US: A study on impact of Music CD Sales to
Warner Brothers

Assignment on Preparation of Research Proposal

Submitted by George Maliyeakal Antony


Introduction Rationale and Objective

In the era of modern technologies in the digital world with the internet access has created a huge amount of digital resources which can be accessed through the web. These resources are widely accessed by the people around the world and referred to have the nature of a common property. There is several studies on the common property has been under taken from the past five decades which can be stated as “everybody’s property is nobody’s property” Wantrup, C. and Bishop, R. (1975. pp:1). As majority of these internet resources doesn’t have legal access rights protection it leads to the free access these online resources by the communities. Internet is considered to be a ‘no-mans land’ where no one has really a control over it, all over the world Internet consists of 15000 computer networks linked to twenty million users in more than 175 counties and the users increasing drastically (Smith. R 1997 P: 01). The lack of international institutions for the monitoring and control of internet piracy and most of the nations crafting their own rules which is not sufficient to tackle the cases reporting from other nations because it might be not directly related with their concern.

People started using resources as a knowledge base and a tool for information sharing, online trading, banking and entertainment. When the people started using internet for entertainment purpose there was a huge demand for music and video downloads using credit cards. Mean time people started searching for less priced or free downloads which given a boost for the piracy industry exploit this opportunity. With the invention of newer technologies day by day people’s traditional music concepts started changing and...
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