Illegal Downloads Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Illegal Downloads
A review of the problem of illegal downloads and the effect it has on the recording industry.
# 108547 | 1,279 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 13, 2008 in Business (Industries) , Law (Property) , Music Studies (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper introduces and analyzes the topic of ethics in American business. Specifically, the paper discusses who should be punished for downloading illegal music. The paper argues against the practice and contends that downloading music online is illegal unless one pays for the music. The paper also contends that "down loaders" know the act is illegal, and choose to do it anyway, making it both legally and ethically wrong. The paper further contends that illegal downloads harm record companies and recording artists and violate the intellectual property rights of the individuals who created the song. The paper concludes that stealing music is like stealing someone's special creation, it is simply wrong, ethically, morally, and legally.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Editors. (2007). Minn. woman to pay for illegal music downloads. Retrieved from the Web site: 20 Oct. 2007.
  • Editors. (2007.) Terms & conditions. Retrieved from the Web site: 20 Oct. 2007.
  • Silverthorne, S. (June 21, 2004). Music downloads: Pirates--or customers? Retrieved from the Harvard Business School Web site: 20 Oct. 2007.

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

APA Format

Illegal Downloads (2008, October 13) Retrieved October 03, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Illegal Downloads" 13 October 2008. Web. 03 October. 2023. <>