Music Piracy Essay by Calwriter

Music Piracy
A look at the arguments for and against the desirability of unrestricted music downloads on the Internet.
# 57241 | 2,107 words | 10 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2005 in Business (Companies) , Computer and Technology (Internet) , Law (General) , Music Studies (General)

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This paper examines how the recent development of computers, the Internet, and music compression technologies, such as MP3, have given a totally new dimension to music privacy and how free music downloads and the exchange of music files over the Internet has reached such daunting proportions that the music industry considers it the single biggest threat to its very survival. It discusses whether downloading of music from the Internet should be unrestricted and free by looking at both sides of the issue. While doing so, recent court cases about music piracy in the United States and Australia are also examined.

The Beginnings of Music Downloads on the Internet
The Napster Lawsuit and Its Aftermath
Current Scale of Internet Music Downloads
Ethics of Free Music Downloads
Arguments For and Against
Recent US and Australian Court Cases

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