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    FILE SHARING Ethical Debate with Today’s Technology (INTRO) You may have illegal content on your computer right now! File sharing has become a very large issue today in society even though it has existed for decades. It has been the recent advances in our technology that has made it main stream and in the eyes of the general public. File sharing today tests the limits of technology along with our ethics making it a fuzzy grey area. When discussing file sharing’s effect on society‚ first

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    the debate of whether or not file-sharing and illegal downloading of music is right or wrong‚ one must consider all the laws enacted to protect the original artist of the document and whether or not strict copyright laws have been breached. The fact remains that file-sharing has become one of the most popular on-line activities since the inception of Napster in 1999. In 2003 alone‚ there were more than three million users simultaneously sharing over half a billion files on what has now become the

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    Types of file sharing Peer-to-peer file sharing Users can use software that connects in to a peer-to-peer network to search for shared files on the computers of other users (i.e. peers) connected to the network. Files of interest can then be downloaded directly from other users on the network. Typically‚ large files are broken down into smaller chunks‚ which may be obtained from multiple peers and then reassembled by the downloader. This is done while the peer is simultaneously uploading the chunks

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    Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing: What is the risk? Every day‚ millions of computer users share files online. Whether it is music‚ games‚ or software‚ file-sharing can give people access to a wealth of information. You simply download special software that connects your computer to an informal network of other computers running the same software. Millions of users could be connected to each other through this software at one time. The software often is free and easily accessible. Sounds promising‚ right

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    Joey Lane Professor Holmes English 102 12-9-10 Benefits of P2P and File Sharing File sharing started with tapes in the 1970’s and CD’s in the 1980’s but file sharing did not gain mainstream attention until Napster was invented by Shawn Fanning in 1999. Napster‚ the first large scale illegal file sharing program‚ was a peer to peer (P2P) program which allows users to trade files from one computer to another through a central program. Once Napster was released‚ it immediately gained widespread

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    File Sharing: Good Vs. Bad In recent articles about file sharing‚ a few things have become very clear. What is the reason that the government and recording artists don’t want you to share music files? Sure it has something to do with the lack of tax dollars it produces for the government and the loss in income for recording artists‚ but it also has a lot to do with the time and effort put forth to make these albums. In a recent article "Music industry worried about CD burning"

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    Peer to peer downloading and file sharing is now one of‚ if not the most popular uses of the internet within today’s generation. The downloading and sharing of files takes place in networks such as Limewire‚ which provide individuals the opportunity and tools to search and download files from each other on a limitless basis. One of the prominent features that have lead to the success and popularity of this medium of obtaining music is the variety of music itself. Because of the extensive number

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    information. People can find just about anything on the Internet with the click of just a few buttons. File sharing was introduced in the late 70’s and since then‚ has continued to grow. It boomed in the 90’s with the introduction of mp3 files. There are millions of people who use file sharing in legal ways. However‚ that number is masked by the amount of people who abuse the concept of file sharing and downloaded copyrighted material such as music or movies. This topic is very controversial in today’s

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    The Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales An Empirical Analysis * Felix Oberholzer Koleman Strumpf Harvard Business School UNC Chapel Hill foberholzer@hbs.edu cigar@unc.edu March 2004 Abstract A longstanding economic question is the appropriate level of protection for intellectual property. The Internet has drastically lowered the cost of copying information goods and provides a natural crucible to assess the implications of reduced protection. We consider the specific

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    Banning File Sharing Sites In an article found in Just do IP (Issue 42‚ August 25‚ 2000) Talal Shamoon states‚ "People are copying music because they feel somewhat disenfranchised with the options they have at their disposal in the digital space. It’s up to the content industry to create value in the digital arena and they’ve made phenomenal steps in that direction." District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled in favor of the Recording Industry Association of America (http://www.riaa.com/) (RIAA)

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    Assignment Network File Sharing ITT Lathrop Campus Online Class Many years ago‚ who would have ever have thought that sharing files through the network would be just as easy as say saving a file to a floppy disk‚ or to a flash drive‚ or to a CD-ROM. With network file sharing however‚ you can send the file over your network connection‚ instead of having to save the file to a storage device first and then personally hand delivering it‚ or sending it to the recipient. Some people try to file transferring

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    File Sharing and the Revenue of the Creative Industries Introduction File sharing hosts‚ who provide online storage to share various files ripped from media like recorded music‚ films‚ and books‚ have been considered as a type of internet piracy that threatens the creative industries‚ including films‚ music‚ software‚ and books. (Van Eijk‚ 2011) However‚ after the shutdown of Megaupload‚ one of the most popular file hosting site‚ a series of ripple effect happened‚ causing several other file sharing

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    the participants of illegal file sharing do not directly hurt another person‚ they cause loss of profits for companies. By downloading music‚ videos and illegal programs‚ the respective industries are losing profits. Although one user will not make a big difference‚ if all consumers started downloading illegal files‚ soon the industry could no longer function and the industry would collapse. Also‚ when companies realize a large majority of consumers are using illegal files‚ they lose their incentive

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    Literacy May 26th‚ 2011 Should Music-Sharing Programs be outlawed in the United States? Research Question: Should music-sharing programs be outlawed in the United States? The reason I chose to research the topic dealing with illegal music-sharing and the websites that facilitates this was because I think that we are ALL guilty of this at one time or another in our lives. How far do we need to go in order to police files sharing online‚ specifically music files? I hope to be able formulate an answer

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    Should we ban P2P file sharing? By kavinyao‚ Yao December‚ 2009 Intro Peer to peer (P2P) computing‚ which is a specific implementation of distributed computing‚ has been described as a most promising technology since it can be applied to many fields and it has made great contributions. P2P file sharing‚ or P2P file exchanging‚ is one typical application of P2P and one caused great debates as well. In this paper‚ I will introduce the general theory of P2P file sharing‚ the features and drawbacks

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    Relevance of empirical analysis of the File Sharing vs. Music Piracy controversy The music industry has been vehement in its condemnation of Internet file sharing programs like Kazaa‚ eDonkey‚ Limewire et al‚ citing the technology as a primary contributor to the drop in record sales . While file sharing does make piracy of copyrighted digital goods easier‚ the link between drop in record sales and increase in file sharing activity is tenuous at best (Zentner‚ 2004). Empirical investigations with

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    and the U.S. recording industry accounts for fully one-third of that market" (RIAA). As technology rapidly increases‚ file sharing amongst consumers becomes faster and easier to do. The new phenomenon of the MPEG Layer 3 encoding (MP3) and the peer-to-peer (P2P) networks present a challenge to the traditional recording and distribution methods of music. MP3 is the fastest growing file format on the internet because it has the ability to convert songs from a CD into a smaller size that can be easily

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    Torres The Sharing Economy Read the article (on pages 8-11) closely‚ then answer each question below. Write at least two to five sentences for each response‚ using evidence from the text to support your answers. 1. Describe the author’s purpose in the first two paragraphs of the article. Renting objects and places 2. Analyze the reasons the “sharing economy” is taking off now‚ according to the author. Enjoying a good time with strangers 3. The author writes that “whether the sharing economy is

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    The Impact of Music Downloads and P2P File-Sharing on the Purchase of Music: A Study for Industry Canada by Birgitte Andersen* and Marion Frenz** Department of Management Birkbeck‚ University of London Malet Street‚ Bloomsbury LONDON WC1E 7HX‚ England‚ UK *Reader in the Economics and Management of Innovation‚ and Director of E-Business Programmes Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6848 b.andersen@bbk.ac.uk ** Lecturer in Management Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6829 m.frenz@bbk.ac.uk THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE THOSE

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    For Music Sharing 1. Don’t want the whole CD * Sometimes a CD only has a few songs that are good * They are expensive Artists are for music sharing * Many artists support file sharing. Janis Ian -"The premise of all this ballyhoo is that the industry (and its artists) are being harmed by free downloading. Nonsense." Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore -"Trying to control music sharing - by shutting down P2P sites or MP3 blogs or BitTorrent or whatever other technology comes along - is

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