Online Piracy Online piracy has continued to grow in this digital age. You'll find a large majority of homes equipped with a computer and access to the outside internet. This is for the most part harmless for the average user, but as technology continues to pave the way, a greater ease of access to content is available to anyone who chooses to pursue it. Among this available content is illegal distributions of music, movies, games, and applications, which normally could only be found at a local retail store for a set price. The prime technology which has enabled the growth of online piracy is known as P2P (Peer to Peer) networking. It is fairly basic in function and operates by two users connecting to a server and then establishing their own direct connection with each other and transferring files of their choosing. The biggest reason for its rising popularity is that the original server that the two users connect to is not directly liable for what content is passed between the users. A large amount of the content passed from user to user could very well be legal and these networks which host such opportunities use that to their legal defense. The most well known source for such content was once the pioneer of the P2P technology, Napster. While Napster has battled with lawsuit after lawsuit, the owner finally gave up the fight against the RIAA (Recording Industry Associates of America) and chose to team up with other organizations to turn the application into a pay to play' program, which simply meant that the user could pay a small amount and then download the content they wished and comply with copyright laws. Since the falling of Napster a new king of the P2P technology has risen to fill the void, called Kazaa. Kazaa provides a very similar interface that Napster once did, but rather then only allowing the sharing of music files, Kazaa allows the sharing of any file types. The RIAA of course has filed many lawsuits with Kazaa as they did
people agree that downloading music or copying a CD is theft. Most people are aware of the copyright laws, but some people are confused about the ethics of downloading music. I am one of those people who is confused. I download music on occasion. I have never felt I was participating in an unethical activity. However, I do understand that downloading music is cheating the artists from earning the money they deserve. How can I decide for myself whether downloading music is ethical or unethical?….
completely. The two laws will cause them to lose their viral services, no longer being able to inform users with information.
SOPA (stop online piracy) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are two acts that are going to be used to censor the internet and sites affiliated with it. SOPA is a United States bill introduced to expand the ability of U.S law enforcement to fight online trafficking in copyrighted property and counterfeit goods as stated on local website Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia PIPA is a proposed….
Jupiter Research: Study on online music piracy and purchasing habits
13 November 2009
There has been high-profile debate in the media about whether file-sharing has a positive or negative impact on music sales. The study below, which is original text from Jupiter Research, analyses in more detail the different spend of file-sharers, digital and physical music purchasers.
Analysis Of The European Online Music Market Development And Assessment of Future Opportunities Music Sharers Are Less Likely….
In the 21st century, many changes have been made to digital media. One such media that has experienced an extreme change is music. It is no longer just a type of media that is made by singers and bought by consumers, but it is now part of the “dark, scary” side of the Internet. There are even journal article authors who have written about music piracy. “Music is the most widely pirated media in the world today. From singles to albums to recording demos, music of all genres is ripped….
Assessment 1 - Essay
How can traditional (or old media) enterprises such as film, television and music overcome the threat of online piracy and file sharing?
Author: XXXXXXX Tutor: XXXXXXXX
The rise of the Internet era opened the whole new market for traditional media full of opportunities as well as threats. Online piracy being one of them because the music and film industry loses £5.4bn in a year and if it was reduced by 10% it could have created up to 13….
Arrrggghhhh, I 'm A Music Pirate
How do you know you are not a thief? Downloading free music from the internet without permission from the copyright holder constitutes stealing. In the last six years record sales have dropped and illegal downloads have increased significantly. There are two different organizations that are actively participating in the solution to this problem. There are people in the music industry who stand on both sides of the fence. Some say that downloading music without permission….
Topic: Music Piracy
General purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To blow minds with the information about piracy of music.
Thesis: Piracy of free music may be convenient and simple, but it's illegal, it takes money away from the artist and the economy.
A. Attention Getter: One credible study by the Institute for Policy Innovation states the
annual harm done by piracy is at 12.5 billion dollars in losses to the
U.S. economy well as more….
effect of music piracy on the music industry 2
5.1.1 Not paying the song royalties 3
5.1.2 Committing a crime without realizing 3
5.2 Complements regarding the importance of music piracy on the music industry 3
5.2.1 Access to older music no longer in print 3
5.2.2 Creates devout music fans 4
6.0 Conclusion 4
Reference list 5
This report portrays the different views held on the consequences of music piracy on the music industry. This….
The Impact of Music Piracy
According to the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) the record industry loses $4.3 billion dollars, worldwide, due to music piracy (RIAA, 2003). The American Federation of Artists claims that on-line music piracy has caused some record store sales to drop by 20% and that 20.6 billion illegal downloads occur every month (AFM, 2004). Many experts believe that music piracy is currently the number one threat to the music industry. RIAA sources claim 278 million people….
he music industry has typically borne the brunt of online piracy, because the smaller file sizes of songs make them easy to download and share. According to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which represents the interests of the UK music industry, online copyright infringement cost the music industry over £200 million in lost revenue in 2009, and the cumulative total losses between 2001 and 2012 are estimated to be £1.2 billion (see BPI, File-sharing FAQs).
For a number of years, peer-to-peer….