Music Piracy Battles Cause and Effect Essay by yellowstang6928

Music Piracy Battles
Shows that illegal file-sharing and illegitimate duplicating of copyrighted music is the cause for record declines in global music sales and examines lawsuits against Napster and others.
# 50390 | 2,132 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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Napster 1.0 , launched in 1999, allows Internet users to share, upload, and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network free of charge. This paper provides background on Napster and similar sites. This paper examines principals of the RIAA (Recoding Industry Association of America) in suing consumers who disregard the copyright laws, including its lawsuit against Napster. The paper also examines Napster's views and arguments on the lawsuit. The paper includes an outline.

From the Paper:

"Contrary to recent reports through the RIAA, and despite a wave of lawsuits unleashed by the recording industry, college students appear to be downloading just as much music illegally as they did in past years. The Chronicle reports that they see little evidence that the industry's efforts are presenting any significant impact other than profit making capabilities to new and upcoming legal networks. Music sharing, many experts say, continues almost unabated on college campus networks. The only way for music companies to compete near the same level is by making music easily accessible and cheaper to purchase."

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