Internet - 1,063 words
The Internet provides many different types of information on virtually any topic possible. There are many components that make up the Internet besides text. Software that is available on the Internet is ever-changing and is rapidly growing. Napster is a software company located in California, that distributes music, to users all over the world. Napster is among the many programs that enables you to "share" audio files with people all over the world on the Internet. The controversial topic is, where do you cross the line between sharing and stealing? Many people believe that Napster should be banned permanently because it violates numerous copyright laws and many major company labels should b ...
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Nashville - 1,840 words
Until the late 1770s Middle Tennessee was largely unexplored, until a contingent of men and livestock made the difficult trek from Hillsborough, N.C. They traveled during the coldest winter of the century in total isolation in the undeveloped territory. They arrived on Christmas day 1779, and were met six months later by women and children. A fledgling community had been created. Expansion happened almost immediately for this small farming community. At the same time the Colonies had fought for and won their independence from England, and the new settlement quickly began to establish a government and claim individual property rights. Nashville was founded by James Robertson and named after F ...
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Technology Is Changing The Way We Listen To Music - 1,055 words
... pyright infringement (7). There is virtually no way to enforce copyright laws on MP3s because it's so easy to indirectly violate them. When considering what the Internet is, a vast collection of information interconnected for the public, the need for safe harbors becomes apparent. However, it's these same safe harbors that provide ways to escape liability when an individual does violate copyright laws. Web pages are connected through hyperlinks and search engines so even though a web site might not contain MP3s, it can be linked to other web pages that do (9). This makes it difficult to zero in on the web site that is violating copyright laws. The problem becomes evident when considering ...
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Napster Vs Riaa - 445 words
Napster is an ongoing controversy on the Web. Napster is a software program that allows anyone to find their favorite music by connecting them to the computers of millions of other users. It is the simplest way to find the MP3s they want, whenever they want, and share them with the world's largest community of music lovers. An estimated 20 million people have used Napster since it came out last year. With all the people who support Napster, there are just as many that want to see it shut down. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is suing Napster for copyright infringement. RIAA found that 87 percent of the songs transferred via Napster are copyrighted. (This case is currentl ...
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Rock And Rap Censorship - 5,124 words
While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobilize actions around these claims, and the way in which they are manifested in mechanisms of control targeted at rap and rock music. Moreover, I explore how the performers and fans of these musical styles have in turn articulat ...
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The Paradox Of Napster - 1,478 words
This chapter introduces the dispute between Napster, Inc., and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the copyrights issue, the subsequent effects on todays music industry sales, and the abuse of such software on college campuses across America. Napster, Inc. was founded by Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker in 1999. Shawn was only 19 years old when he wrote the program Napster at Northeastern University. Napster is a software program that allows individuals to freely trade sound files in MP3 format using the Internet. MP3 stands for MPEG Audio Layer 3. MPEG is the Moving Picture Experts Group, working under the joint direction of the International Standards Organization (ISO) and ...
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Copyright Laws - 1,868 words
What copyright is may be summed up as: 3.1 [...] a type of property right which is founded on a person's creative skill and labour. It is designed to prevent the unauthorised use by others of a work, that is, the original form in which an idea or information has been expressed by the creator. 3.2 Copyright is not a tangible thing. It is made up of a bundle of exclusive economic rights to do certain acts with an original work or other copyright subject-matter.FN9 FN9 Copyright Law in Australia - A Short Guide, October 1997, Attorney-General's Department. See: *http://law.gov.au/publications/copyrightaus97.htm *. The Copyright ActFN26 grants the copyright owner of an original literary work the ...
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Napster - 1,281 words
For many years music has changed the lives of every generation and in fact helped them develop into their own individuals. As we are reading this right now there is a battle over the way the next generation will get their music and what they will be allowed to listen to. As far back as the early 1900s parents have been telling their children to turn down that awful noise, and as each generation turns to the next, the music always changes making the parent and child lose touch on each others style of music. From personal experience my father will be turning 50 in February and listens to music like The Who and The Beatles. I have been blessed with the ears that actually enjoy this type of musi ...
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Mp - 1,406 words
Motion-Picture-Experts Group, Audio Level 3 (or more commonly known as MP3) -- this new form of audio compression has become a wide topic of controversy over the past few years. MP3 has caused a wide debate over legal and ethical issues since its release in January 1995. Many court cases and lawsuits have resulted from the release of this new technological innovation and there are sure to be many more. MP3s are highly compressed audio files that can be stored on any computer storage medium. Anyone with a general knowledge of computers and the Internet can make an MP3 file. All one needs is a CD ROM drive, a CD ripper, and an MP3 compressor. CD rippers and MP3 compressors are available free o ...
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Napster Is Good - 736 words
When I found out that colleges around the nation blocked the use of napster from all students I was very angry. Not only did they take away a students freedom of expression but also their constitutional rights as individuals. They need to review the constitution over again. What students in that situation need to do is get petitions going around their college campuses, letters in the email to send to congress and the school staff to let them unblock the usage of napster and keep the online music community around for good. One of the recording industry's arguments was that since people were using the songs off napster to burn their own Cds instead of going out and spending their money on Cds ...
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Censorship In Music - 1,455 words
Censorship in music has been a major problem plaguing America since the early nineteen forties. It came to a head during the nineteen sixties with the Vietnam War and the hippie movement. During the nineteen seventies and eighties heavy metal and hard rock were getting the brunt of the censorship heat. Now in the nineteen nineties the major focus of censorship is rap; primarily gangster rap. Some of the main factors of music in general that cause legal ramifications are sexual content, suggestive violence and obscene language. Censorship is an attack against our first amendment right guaranteeing the freedom of speech. However if a song or album is deemed obscene the first amendment does not ...
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Napster - 730 words
In the controversy against Napster, many supporters fight to keep their freedom alive. This case is about whether the plaintiffs can use their control of music copyrights to achieve control over Napster's decentralized technology and prevent it from transforming the Internet in ways that might undermine their present chokehold on music promotion and distribution. This small state of affairs has caused a huge clash in the way the people of the United States feel about their freedom of free music. I believe that mp3s and Napster have been a gateway for introducing unknown bands and spreading overpopulated songs to the ones who cannot buy CDs or even get a CD player. Napster is a device that sh ...
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Rocked Out - 1,790 words
Thesis: The lifestyle of a professional musician is more difficult than glamorous. II. The Hardships of being a professional pop musician. A. The physical and mental rigors of being on tour. 1. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was stressed to the max. 2. When the GooGoo Dolls performed on tour with Everclear, the amount of performing they did was ludicrous and very taxing. a. One night, John Reznick was forced to perform even though he had totally lost his voice the night before. B. The difficulties of dealing with record companies. 1. It is hard for groups to deal with the pressure of constantly having to produce new and fresh material. a. Van Halen had to go through several lead singers main ...
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Go Napster - 1,052 words
Shawn Fanning, a freshman in college, launched Napster in the beginning of 1999.Napster allows Internet users to share and download MP3 (music) files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network, which could be hundreds of thousands of people.You can use Napster by downloading the software from the Internet site, and then connecting to the network using this software, which allows the sharing of all your MP3 files with anyone else on the network.Unlike many other file sharing networks, Napster limits their users to only download MP3 files.The advantage of these files are that they can be very close to CD quality and are one-tenth the size of a wave file.This is the main reason ...
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Did He - 1,843 words
He Didnt Just Say What I Think He Did. Did He? Im like a head trip to listen to cuz I'm only giving you things you joke about with your friends inside your living room. The only difference is I got the BALLS to say it in front of yawl, and I dont got to be false or sugarcoated at all. I just get on the mic and spit it. Whether you like to admit it, I just *censored* it better than 90% of you rappers out here. Then you wonder how can kids eat these albums, like volumes. It's funny cuz at that rate I'm going when I'm 30 I'll be the only person in the nursing home flirting. Pinching nurses assess when jacking off with jergins and I'm jerkin but this whole bag of viagra isn't working. In every s ...
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Technology And Society - 759 words
As technology speeds ahead seemingly faster than light, our society and social structures are not keeping pace. The American government has grown large and inefficient. There is a push toward Globalization, as geographic societies are disappearing, a growing indifference in a new intellectual age. All of these are causes of the inability of society to adapt with current technology. Our Government has grown to try to meet the demands of a constantly changing culture. In the process, is has become large and slow, bogged down with politics, and paperwork. With technology, we are now faced with another growing problem. One faced by many businesses today as they have become large, unwilling, infl ...
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The Future Of Music - 1,605 words
In 1998, a computer science major at Northeastern University, sat in front of his computer and started to create a program that would help the common man, spark controversy, and change and revolutionize the music industry. His name is Shawn Fanning, and his creation is Napster. Napster would forever change the way people would listen, share and acquire music, and the music industry would never again be the same. Napster, launched early in 1999, allows Internet users to share and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software is used by downloading a client program from the Napster site and then connecting to the network through this software, whi ...
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Music Origin - 785 words
Introduction: For centuries people had dreamed of capturing the sounds and music from the environment. Many had attempted it but no one had succeeded until Thomas Alva Edison discovered a method of recording and playing back sound. What had started out as an apparatus intended as part of an improved telephone led to the development of an instrument which would change the world, making it a happier, even a better, place to live. Revolutions: (Case of Mp3 sharing software development) A revolution in the music industry has surfaced In 1999, Shawn Fanning, a Northeastern University undergraduate, wrote a small MP3-sharing software application known as Napster. Originally designed for the exchan ...
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Rap Music Is Not Music - 1,809 words
Rap Music is not music but it is a cleverly marketed euphemism disguised to give the obnoxious noise societal legitimacy. Describing the (disenchanting) chanting of Rap Music as singing or as music is indeed (in either case) a capital misnomer. Real Music is the careful arrangement of organized sounds in the form of notes that then result in a smooth blend of rhythm, tone, and pitch that when united, is quite pleasing to the ear. Rap is not music. The unpleasant-sounding horror is chaotic dissonance and certainly not elegant consonance. Rap is veritable noise pollution that is tastelessly amplified from a cumbersome boom box. Generally speaking, unlike black soul music and traditional black ...
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Internet: A Medium Or A Message? - 5,054 words
ter> Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the Internet Who are the participants who constitute the Internet? Users - connected to the net and interacting with it The communications lines and the communications equipment The intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). Hardware manufacturers Software authors and manufacturers (browsers, site development tools, specific applications, smart agents, search engines and others). The "Hitchhikers" (search engines, smart agents, Artificial Intelligence - AI - tools and more) Content producers and providers Suppliers ...
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