Music Piracy on the Internet Research Paper by RightRiters

Music Piracy on the Internet
Examining the new phenomenon of music piracy on the internet and methods to curb this occurrence.
# 23883 | 13,000 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 16, 2003 in Law (Constitution) , Computer and Technology (Internet) , Music Studies (General)

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This paper presents an examination of music piracy on the internet. The writer explores the various views on its occurrence and what is being done to stop it. The writer also discusses the affects piracy has on the United States music industry including what various artists have been saying about its occurrence. The examination focuses on the affect the Internet is having on the piracy industry in the music field.

From the Paper:

"The technological explosion of the last few decades has taken mankind to heights it never dreamed possible. Today, with the click of a mouse one can trade stocks, plan vacations and purchase the fares, chat with others around the world, play online games, research any topic they choose and many other things. The world of technology and the advent of the Internet have expanded the ability of knowledge, and self help beyond anything in history has done. It is an exciting time for those who use it and it is something that continues to improve with each passing year. The internet has opened doors that used to be only dreamed of, but the enlightenment the Internet provides comes with a price. Because it is so new to the world there are several areas of legal issue that have not been decided and are currently under fire. One of the most controversial topics of the internet debate is that of ownership. When one puts an idea out on the net who owns it? This question has created tension and turmoil in many fields including literature, litigation and music. Music has long since been at the forefront of controversy when it comes to the internet and its abilities because of the ease with which it allows in music piracy. Front page news accounts detail the rise and fall of companies such as Napster and others that made a huge profit on the willingness of consumers to commit music piracy. Music piracy on the internet has become a multi-million dollar venture and the artists, their agents and the attorneys they hire are constantly working to shut down its existence."

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