Music Piracy Research Paper by numero uno

Music Piracy
This paper looks at the phenomenon of piracy in the music market and what legislation exists against it.
# 5745 | 4,500 words | 17 sources | APA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Law (Constitution) , Music Studies (Contemporary) , Law (General)

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This paper deals with the issue of piracy and open markets in the music industry. It addresses problems such as the website "Napster" where people can download music for free and other gray areas that affect the music industry. It examines how these loopholes impact the industry economically and professionally.

From the Paper:

"Record label executives speak of the importance of paying artists for their work, allowing them to compete for the dividends of their labor by seeing whose promotion and artistry can sell the most records. The so-called free market of capitalistic music-making is supposed to ensure the best artistry and creativity available. After all, according to record executives, if musicians are not being paid sufficiently for their work, then they won't want to make music at all: "It is crucial that the artists who produce the music are not taken advantage of. That's not fair and it will hurt our creative future." Meanwhile, young, tech-savvy listeners are beginning to have a completely different definition of a free marketplace of ideas and art. According to many online music enthusiasts, the definition of "free" should be closer to the vernacular -- a marketplace devoid of currency or capital exchange, based on the open and price-less exchange of ideas, music, and art. It's not that most fans have any objection to supporting their favorite musicians; according to most free-music advocates, they simply feel that such support is not inconsistent with freely distributing copies of individual pieces of music in a digital format."

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