Copyright Infringement Music Lovers
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Communications Decency Act Elmer Dewitt
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2,284 words... EU copyright directive forbids peer to-peer, claiming it is an infringement of the directive. But not all the European member states have put into practice the directive in national legislation. Though the member state France initially passed two amendments authorizing the exchange of copies on the internet on December, 22, 2005. Later the French government withdrew its amendments and declared it as illegal any P 2 P client evidently aimed at sharing copyrighted material. European law was co...
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1,482 wordsThis essay discusses the future of the music industry from a technical point of view, probing into details such as Napster case verdict, iPods, iTunes and next generation audio delivery formats. The Music Industry A Futuristic Look Although only a miniscule percentage of music presently sold is also distributed digitally, downloads, subscription services, ringtones and ringback's are expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. According to Jupiter Research, ringtone revenues, which were ...
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2,882 wordsDigital Bootlegging and Its effects on the Music Industry Before the advent of MP 3 files it would require 1. 400 megabytes to represent just one second of stereo music in CD quality. MP 3 is short for Moving Picture Experts Group, Audio Layer III. Standard MP 3 compression is at a 10: 1 ratio, and yields a file that is about 4 MB for a three-minute track. In 1987, Prof. Dieter Seitzer of the University of Erlangen created the MP 3 format to replace pre-existing MPEG audio coding. The reason MP ...
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3,009 wordsIs trading digital music using Napster Online legal or copyright infringement? First, we must find out what Napster is and who created it. Napster is a combination of? the features of existing programs: the instant-messaging system of Internet Relay Chat, the file-sharing functions of Microsoft Windows and the advanced searching and filtering capabilities of various search engines? (Greenfield). Basically all it is, is a really cool little program that a person can download off of the internet f...
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2,439 wordsA copyright is the right to produce, reproduce, and transform any original work. Copyrights are only given to original works that fall under the following seven categories: Literary works, Musical works including accompanying any works, Dramatic works including accompanying music, Choreographic works, Graphical and sculptural works, Motion pictures and other audiovisual works, Sound recordings, and Architectural works 1. Under the Canadian copyright act any published or unpublished original work...
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1,939 wordsNapster: To Be or Not To Be Napster (web) is a company that operates exclusively online as a virtual music forum. Napster not only allows its visitors the ability to participate in ongoing discussions through its message board forums and online virtual chat rooms, but it also allows its visitors the capability to exchange music files (MP 3 s) with other Internet users. Because Napster is a virtual online public forum, Napster should be protected under the First Amendment. Under the First Amendme...
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1,373 wordsImagine a world where you did not go to the music store and buy a CD. You would have $ 15 extra in your pocket every time. Now you ask why would I not go out and buy CDs? I like to hear groups I like. The answer is simple. There is something new out there in the world that makes it possible for you to never buy a CD again. There is only one catch: its illegal. Illegal in the sense that you are committing copyright infringement every time you participate in this new format. Mp 3 is this file form...
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3,028 wordsMP 3 s: Friend or Foe? MP 3 s, a breakthrough in technology or are they just another bomb waiting to explode on us? Some say they are good while others argue that they are not just bad, but horrific to musicians that want to make it to the top. MP 3 s are used widely by teenagers on their home computer, usually illegally and are constantly being threatened by the producer of the music. Billions of dollars are being lost due to the Internet craze of the MP 3 technology mainly because no one is bu...
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977 wordsNapster: Company Meltdown? A nineteen-year-old entrepreneur, named Shawn Fanning, created Napster in 1999 as an elaborate plan to download music better from the Internet. Since its creation, Napster has caught on in the cyber world like wildfire. Ask any college student if he or she has heard of this company and you will hear a resounding YES! . Napster is a music file (MP 3) downloader for the Internet that allows users to find other users MP 3 s and downloads them directly from the other user ...
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1,489 wordsFrom the writings of Burke I get the understanding that he believes that representation is done through the idea of symbols; symbol making, symbol using and symbol misusing. He believes that we use language, that we use it best in a nonverbal way in which we all can understand. And that language verbal or not is the essential key to all representations through any lens or idea. He also believed that we invented the idea of anything to be negative and that we are what makes things negative. Simpl...
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2,080 wordsNapster: The affect on album sales Napster is a computer program written in 1998, by Shawn Fanning, while he was a student at Northeastern University. It allows us to download songs for free from other people that have the program. There has been a lot of debate on whether Napster helps or harms album sales. Several studies give us mixed signals on the impact of this music-sharing software. Music Executives, and artists like Dr. Dre and Metallica, believe that Napster is hurting the music indust...
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Intellectual Property Rights Mp 3 Files
2,056 wordsNapster Napster Napster s Battle Napster has become a part of all most every individuals vocabulary. It can be argued that Napster is the same blank tapes, meaning that both can record music from the original format and be used to play later. Also, people who think that Napster should be shut down say that it is taking money away from the artist and their royalties. It is subject debated; whether or not Napster has violated the copyright laws set forth by the record companies. This is to be dete...
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1,808 wordsBack in the Napster Napster Back in the late 1970 s, out of nowhere, a college dropout created a computer operating system that changed the world and created the Microsoft empire. Today, a Boston-area college dropout s idea is transforming the way people think about technology and the Internet. All it took was a laptop, some solitude, and about 60 hours without sleep for 21 year old Shawn Fanning to become a one man info rave. His work, the file-sharing application called Napster, created during...
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Mp 3 Files Breaking The Law
1,268 wordsEnglish 001 Section Napster Ryan Jacobson English 001 Section 1017 The Argument With Napster The Napster software (web), launched early in 1999, allows internet users to share and download MP 3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software is used by downloading a program from the Napster site and then connecting to the network through this software, which allows sharing (uploading and downloading) of MP 3 files between all users connected to the network. While ...
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Recording Industry Association Industry Association Of America
1,413 wordsNapster Napster Vs. Riaa Argumentative Napster is: Not Violating Copyrights Going to be a Useful Tool for Musicians in the Future Copyright infringement has quickly become one of the most talked about issues of the internet. The most difficult aspect is defining its boundaries and pinpointing its limits. The distribution of music via Napster is a perfect example of a controversial issue that has sprouted due to copyright questions. Technically, Napster is not violating any copyright laws. Althou...
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905 wordsShutting Down Napster is Not the Solution Almost everyone has heard of Napster and its long debated issue s of file swapping and sharing. Considering Napster s short-lived existence of about a year and a half, they have certainly opened many people s eyes. Some say the file swapping that Napster allows everyone to do is illegal; others says it s just another thing to do on the internet. Napster has done much good for the internet, adding one more good thing that the internet can do for us. Napst...
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