Music Downloads Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Music Downloads
An analysis of the ethical and legal implications of downloading music for free off the Internet.
# 95412 | 755 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This three page paper presents a discussion about the downloading of music off of the Internet. The writer argues that it has a tremendous impact on society and the music industry by decreasing profits to the musicians and music centers. It discusses the ethical implications of downloading music for free and discusses laws that are necessary to prevent this.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Retail Music Industry Battles Extinction; Mintel Report Cites Labels Slow to Respond to Consumer Needs; Downloads Steal the Spotlight. Business Wire 2006
  • Taylor, Susan (2004) Music piracy--differences in the ethical perceptions of business majors and music business majors.(Cyber Dimensions) Journal of Education for Business
  • Music Industry In Transition: Digital Music Libraries Expand as CD Sales Lag; Legal Digital Music Services Potential Has Only Just Begun to Be Tapped, According to Recent Data from the NPD Group. Business Wire 2005
  • Targets Warned of Music Download Suits From: AP Online | Date: October 19, 2003 | More results for: music download suit AP Online10-19-2003Dateline: SAN FRANCISCO
  • Study: 37M Americans Download Music From: AP Online | Date: April 24, 2001 | Author: D. IAN HOPPER, Associated Press Writer | More results for: music download suit D. IAN HOPPER, Associated Press WriterAP Online04-24-2001Study: 37M Americans Download Music

Cite this Argumentative Essay:

APA Format

Music Downloads (2007, May 22) Retrieved December 04, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Music Downloads" 22 May 2007. Web. 04 December. 2022. <>