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RIAA - Anti Piracy - December 09, 2013

RIAA - Anti Piracy - December 09, 2013 | The War on Illegal Downloading | Scoop.it
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Keighan's Insight: The RIAA is the lead in pirating music, movies, video games and any sort of original creator content. These are the guidelines to follow if you want to make sure you are not breaking the law whenever you are purchasing or downloading any media marterial. It's also a good reference to get an idea of what the RIAA looks for and is most strict about.

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Jury orders student to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading music

Jury orders student to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading music | The War on Illegal Downloading | Scoop.it
A federal jury on Friday ordered a Boston University graduate student who admitted illegally downloading and sharing music online to pay $675,000 to four record labels.Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, admitted in court that he downloaded and...
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Keighan's Insight: After reading this article, it gives an example of how negative downloading music  illegally can affect you. this all depends on how you use that music and what you do with it. In my opinion, if you download a few songs illegally, the companies aren;t really going to notice that because it's such a small action. Although, if you take those songs, make copies and attempt selling those songs, you will have a better chance of getting caught because you are exporting an artist s material for your own income.

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A chart-by-chart breakdown of illegal downloading in the U.K.

A chart-by-chart breakdown of illegal downloading in the U.K. | The War on Illegal Downloading | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on online copyright infringement in the U.K. Here are its key findings.

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Keighan's insight: With the graphs and charts within this article, it shows with good explanations that Music is the number one downloaded item illegally within the U.K. It also depicts on how much music is obtained in other another country besides the U.S.

 

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Does Online Piracy Increase Legal Digital Music Sales?

Does Online Piracy Increase Legal Digital Music Sales? | The War on Illegal Downloading | Scoop.it
A study says online piracy doesn't lead to the loss of digital music sales -- illegal downloading may increase number of visitors to legal downloading sites.
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Keighan's Insight: Now, with the ability of downloading music and not paying for it, it is actually being considered that it's helping the music industry, rather than destroying it. This can be explained with a few examples. Artists now and days generally focus on getting their music out to their fans along with wanting to grow their fanbase. Whether its through a CD, and iTunes album, a concert, or postively backing up the individuals who download music illegally. Now, with pushing that last statement, it's a rather ingenious idea. One, their music is still getting out. Two, it's increasing the amount of listeners they have because the music spreads like a virus through the music community. Three, some artists care about the fans more than the income they make.

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Your Illegal Music Downloads Not Hurting Industry, Study Claims

Your Illegal Music Downloads Not Hurting Industry, Study Claims | The War on Illegal Downloading | Scoop.it
Controversial new European research supports pro-piracy arguments
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Pros and Cons Insight: With Music being the number one most illegally downloaded item in the world, one would thnk that there would be unspeakable amounts of punishment to those who particpate in this action. Now, with that being said,  individuals have been caught before by downloading music and have paid fees, completed community service and yes, have gone to jail as well. The reason(s) why it's viewed as a negative action is for the money. It Is not being supplied for that certain song or album that is being purchased. People take this music for free by using sites that allow them this action. When individuals do not pay for an artists music or material, that artist misses out an income and they lose value. So, generally the artist becomes upset and tries to has his or her lawyers find who is doing this. Not only does the artist take this role, but the RIAA is the lead in finding these illegal downloaders. Now, with those negative factors playing out, there are some positive incentives to this as well. Even though it is technically "Illegal," a lot of artists use it to their advantage. Regardless if their music is downloaded, their material is still being put out into the world and is being distributed. Some artists prefer it because, there is a bigger population of illegal  dowloaders, compared to those who actually buy the music on a CD, through iTunes or a subscription through Pandora. Within this article is gives both pros and cons to how it benefits the artists material and goes against the public.

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