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BitTorrent ethics: Punishing piracy or criminalizing sharing?

BitTorrent ethics: Punishing piracy or criminalizing sharing? | Record Labels Close Torrent Sites to the Public | Scoop.it

If you live in a densely populated modern city, there is a strong chance that wireless network transmissions that are in breach of copyright law could be around you at this very moment.

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This is an interesting article because it shows the positives and negatives of file sharring sites. As an artists myself, I personally would feel more comfortable knowing that my material is copyrighted, therefore no one is able to re-create work that I created and crafted in my mind. Like I said, media is just as much about business as it is about creativity. Everyone is fighting to get to the king's throne and people will do whatever it takes to stay ahead of the game. 

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Sophie Scholl filmmaker wants compulsory license to give movies away for free

Sophie Scholl filmmaker wants compulsory license to give movies away for free | Record Labels Close Torrent Sites to the Public | Scoop.it

A German film maker has a radical proposal to fight piracy: force everyone to license everything online.

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This is a very good article that can contribute to my argument for and against torret sites. Fred's main argument is that he feels media should be free to the public on the internet if it is allowed to be free. Fred suggest that distribution sites should obtain licenses to distribute music, movies and other media.

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Record labels win ISP blocks on 21 filesharing sites

Record labels win ISP blocks on 21 filesharing sites | Record Labels Close Torrent Sites to the Public | Scoop.it

Record labels in the UK are attepting to shut down a majority of the main torrenting sites on the internet.

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I feel that record labels shouldn't necessarily have to shut down torrent sites for good. I also think it will never happen. With the internet being the largest communication tool in the world, it is almost impossible to keep anyone from doing anything on the internet. Although music is just as much about business as it is about creativity, I understand that labels want to make more money by charging for songs made by artists that they own.

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Pirate Bay bust hailed by recording execs as boon to artists and industry

Pirate Bay bust hailed by recording execs as boon to artists and industry | Record Labels Close Torrent Sites to the Public | Scoop.it

The owner of The Pirate Bay is sentenced to one year in jail and is fined $4.3 million. The Pirate Bay is used by around 22 million internet users making it the number one bit torrent site.

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Going back to previous links I've posted, I feel torrent sites should obtain some sort of a license to distribute music and videos. The people who make these songs and movies deserve some type of credit for what they created and It is understandable that many dedicated musicians think their music should be free. It's just the world we live in and there is a lot of competition going on.

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MPAA Claims Victory as File-Sharing Service IsoHunt Shuts Down | Threat Level | Wired.com

MPAA Claims Victory as File-Sharing Service IsoHunt Shuts Down | Threat Level | Wired.com | Record Labels Close Torrent Sites to the Public | Scoop.it

The motion Picture Association of America shuts down one of the biggest illegal file-sharring sites, Isohunt.

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I think that these companies need to compromise the problems of the internet. As I said in previous links, the internet is so big, you can't really keep anyone from doing illegal activity on the internet. Maybe torrent sites should only be able to distribute certain types of material.

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