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Illegally downloading music is stupid | Courier

Illegally downloading music is stupid | Courier | Music Pirating | Scoop.it
Imagine you walk into a music store. You walk over to your favorite section and start browsing the racks of CDs. You see Katy Perry’s new album and decide you ...
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This is a pretty good analogy. We all make excuses to why we chose, if we chose, to illegally download music, but this is basically what you are doing when you download music illegally.

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Alessio Lucidi's curator insight, February 15, 2015 1:41 PM

This article argues against illegally pirating music. The author writes that pirating music online is no different than walking into a store and slipping a cd under your clothes. She says that many people don't think of pirating music as stealing because it is so easy and prevalent that no one really thinks about it. She gives the popular alternative to stealing, Spotify, as a good way to legally listen to music for free or pay a monthly subscription for extra services.

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Court upholds $675,000 fine against former BU student for illegal music downloads - The Boston Globe

Court upholds $675,000 fine against former BU student for illegal music downloads - The Boston Globe | Music Pirating | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $675,000 fine issued against former Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum for illegally downloading and distributing music in violation of copyright law.
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Copyright Infrigements are an issue in the industry, but I feel like this man was made an example. His fees are outrageous

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Todd Rinehart's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:24 PM

Thought I would share this one because no matter what. If you pirate music and then sell it for profit you will get busted. Any way you look at it pirating is wrong. You wouldnt want someone stealing your work and profiting from it would you?

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Pros and cons of illegal downloading, which I never do

Pros and cons of illegal downloading, which I never do | Music Pirating | Scoop.it
Over the years, illegal downloading has become a major issue in the United States, but what makes it so bad?
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I agree with this article, because I as well see the pros and cons of illegal downloading. It's a better way to get your music out there becuase so many people do it, but the artist loses compensation for all of his or her hard work.

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Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn’t Impact Digital Music Sales | TechCrunch

Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn’t Impact Digital Music Sales | TechCrunch | Music Pirating | Scoop.it
Somewhere, there is a very sad music lobby analyst shedding a tear. "The vast majority of the music that is consumed illegally by the individuals in our..
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I don't necesarilly agree with this article, I think if piracy went down sales would go up.

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Alessio Lucidi's curator insight, February 15, 2015 1:35 PM

This article argues that pirating music isn't affecting the music industry the way many people are saying it is. The author explains that when illegal downloads are compared to physical copies of music then there seems to be a large loss in profit. However he writes that the numbers don't include digital versions of music which were paid for. 

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Music Industry Shoots Itself In Foot Over Illegal Downloads | SiliconANGLE

Music Industry Shoots Itself In Foot Over Illegal Downloads | SiliconANGLE | Music Pirating | Scoop.it
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I can understand why the music industry is so upset about pirating. Look at it this way, what if you put in a lot of work and effort into building something and then someone stole it, made more, and gave them out for free.

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Alessio Lucidi's curator insight, February 15, 2015 1:48 PM

This article is talks about how the music industry is harming itself by its current business model. The author says that content like music and movies aren't easily available for download online and that if they changed the way they sold music, people would be more willing to pay. One example of a hugely successful online music store is iTunes. It make millions from its app store and it is all being paid for by the customers. 

Jermon Booker's curator insight, January 17, 10:26 PM

Does the price of content contribute to priacy and illegal downloads? That's an interesting question. Is free always better then paying a price? Maybe not.