Some Like It Hot

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Some Like It Hot
In “Some Like It Hot” by Lawrence Lessig, he talks about piracy and what piracy is. It talks about the different types of items that people use piracy for. Piracy is when someone makes their own copy of a product that has its own copyright. I think that piracy is wrong for a many reasons. Including: it brings down the economy, the artists that create the piece are not getting paid for it, and piracy is also considered stealing.

First, I am going to discuss how piracy brings down the economy. Right now, many people are guilty of piracy all over the world. These people are downloading and trading products for their personal use through the internet. Not paying for software is hurting the business of artists very dramatically. People who break copyright laws might not understand how bad they are hurting the industry. Artists are spending millions of dollars on copyright protection but they continue to get broken due to people becoming hackers. Businesses spend more money that they do not have. Because there is a lack of funds, very few people are hired. If people keep using piracy instead of buying the products, companies have less money and in turn, they cannot make any more products for people to buy. Many people would be very upset if a product that was coming out could not be made because the company did not have the funds to produce it because people are not buying their other products.

Another reason that I am going to discuss is that the stars that made the piece are not getting paid for it. I believe that whoever has made the product should be able to get paid for it. If we go to work and expect to get paid for it then the stars that work to make products expect to get paid for what they do for a living.” In 1909, Congress closed a gap in favor of the composer and the recording artist, amending copyright law to make sure that composer would be paid for “mechanical reproductions” of their music” (Lessig 89). If I were an artist,...
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