The Pirating of Music and Software
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Pirating is the illegal downloading of information over the internet. In this topic, I discuss how it relates to the music industry. The pros of pirating is that musicians who download the software already become familiar with it before they enter job. The cons of pirating is pretty straightforward because it is stealing. Many artists and software developers can barely make a living due to the amount of piracy that takes place over the internet.
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Why young people pirate (Pssst: It's not just about money) | ZDNet

Why young people pirate (Pssst: It's not just about money) | ZDNet | The Pirating of Music and Software | Scoop.it
Why do the younger generation and students pirate music, software and television and movies? Failing main street shops? Or plain old exploitation of weak systems? It's not all about the money.
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This article gives some reasons as to why young teenagers may pirate music. It is understandable that money and accessibility are the main reasons. Young teens usually do not have jobs that can pay for thousands of dollars worth of music, so pirating becomes their option. It also relates to amateur music producers who do not have eight-hundred dollars to spare on recording software.

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This article gives some reasons as to why young teenagers may pirate music. It is understandable that money and accessibility are the main reasons. Young teens usually do not have jobs that can pay for thousands of dollars worth of music, so pirating becomes their option. It also relates to amateur music producers who do not have eight-hundred dollars to spare on recording software.

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Internet Pirates Will Always Win

Internet Pirates Will Always Win | The Pirating of Music and Software | Scoop.it
BitTorrent sites are always one step ahead of the media companies.
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The New York Times can always be a reliable source of information due to their accreditations. This article  is about how piraters are always one step ahead of the game, even when the music industry thinks they are not.

The idea of pirating through "wireless radio transmitters" is a very scary thought. The government will need to take affirmative action to stop pirating if this becomes true. This could start an anti-pirating war, which makes pirating an even bigger problem that is not just solely effecting the music industry.

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Startling Percentage Of Computer Users Are 'Pirates'

Startling Percentage Of Computer Users Are 'Pirates' | The Pirating of Music and Software | Scoop.it
Are you a software pirate? 57 percent of the world's computer users confess to pirating software according to a recent Business Software Alliance (BSA) survey.
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I have to admit that pirating software can be a very tempting option at times. It is no surprise that so many computer users have pirated at least one piece of music or software in their lives. It is much easier for someone to rationalize their actions of pirating because the objects that they are stealing are not physical, it is just data. They feel like no one is getting hurt from their actions because they do not truly believe they are stealing.

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I have to admit that pirating software can be a very tempting option at times. It is no surprise that so many computer users have pirated at least one piece of music or software in their lives. It is much easier for someone to rationalize their actions of pirating because the objects that they are stealing are not physical, it is just data. They feel like no one is getting hurt from their actions because they do not truly believe they are stealing.

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The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copying the Competition and More - Entrepreneur

The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copying the Competition and More - Entrepreneur | The Pirating of Music and Software | Scoop.it
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Using the design without getting permission is simply not ethical. Avoid problems by running your request by the owner.

Via NANCY PETERS
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In this article, they provide an insight on how people justify pirating software. Being moral and purchasing an expensive software is not always an easy choice considering that the free version is always at a person's fingertips. This is one of the cons of living in such a digital age.

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Has Music Piracy Killed the 'Recording Artist'?

Has Music Piracy Killed the 'Recording Artist'? | The Pirating of Music and Software | Scoop.it
After hearing The Beatles again last month I was reminded of a time when the songs mattered more and great recorded sound was the focus.
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The Huffington Post provides a great outlook on how piracy is directly effecting the artist. The Beatles birthed the idea of a "Recording Artist", an artist who does not need to tour to make an income after releasing music. Music piracy has basically made this not possible for artists today. In order to make a proper living, artists now need to put more of a focus into their live shows.

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FBI Cracks Down on Movie, Music, Software Piracy Sites | PCWorld

FBI Cracks Down on Movie, Music, Software Piracy Sites | PCWorld | The Pirating of Music and Software | Scoop.it
Raid makes dent in what Feds call an organized online piracy underground.
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Pirating is now being taken much more seriously than it was in the past. Pirates are going to have to be much more careful if they continue to take part in these illegal activites. 

I believe it would not be worth the risk that it is becoming now. Having an extra album of music that I'm probably not going to listen to after a week, or an audio plugin that I will never use is not worth going to jail and paying a much larger fine. This article provides a great insight on the real risks of music pirating.

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Pirating is now being taken much more seriously than it was in the past. Pirates are going to have to be much more careful if they continue to take part in these illegal activites. 

I believe it would not be worth the risk that it is becoming now. Having an extra album of music that I'm probably not going to listen to after a week, or an audio plugin that I will never use is not worth going to jail and paying a much larger fine. This article provides a great insight on the real risks of music pirating.

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Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Is Piracy A Necessary Evil? | The Pirating of Music and Software | Scoop.it
We asked the staff here at Make Tech Easier to chip in and tell us how they feel about the ethics of pirating apps, music, and other media. (Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Via Claudio Cordovil
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Even though pirating music and software is illegal, there are still pros to it. The industry actually benefits from piracy in the long run because younger producers and engineers who do not have the money for expensive software will pirate the software and then become experienced working with it before they enter the field. 

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