• Access 2000 Napster Music Users
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    The Napster Debate When I first heard the word 'Napster' I had no idea what it was, I thought maybe it was a new insult phrase going around my high school. With time I figured out that Napster had to do with online music. I hadn't seen much coverage on TV and was curious, so I decided to surf the Internet and check it out. Once reaching the site I found no music for sale, no discography or lyrics as is common with most music sites online. Instead there was a program available for download that a...
  • Recording Companies Music Internet Riaa
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    MP 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 buyi...
  • Riaa Vs Napster Recording Act
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    The debate over whether or not Napster Inc. is in violation of existing copyright infringement laws is a complex issue. Napsters defense attorneys claim that because music is shared between users, and Napster is never actually in possession of these files (the company is merely providing the service by which these files can be shared), Napster is in fact, not guilty of compromising copyright infringement laws. According to these same lawyers, the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, which rules tha...
  • History Of Ozzy Recording Industry
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    The Life of Ozzy and His Contribution to the Recording Industry " Retirement sucks!' ; These are the famous words from one of the most captivating musical artist living today. Ozzy Osbourne has taken this world by surprise with his stunning actions, energetic motivation, and of course his music. His presence in the music industry inspired many artists today, and has taken everyone by surprise. In this paper I will discuss some history about the recording industry, background on the Ozzman himsel...
  • Music Business Journal Analysis
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    Music Business Journal Analysis The Music Business Journal is an online journal based in the United Kingdom. The two editors, Jo Jo Gould and Jonathan Little, are both lecturers, researchers, and writers in the music industry. When they saw that the music industry was underdeveloped in academic terms, the two founded the Music Business Journal to "facilitate the sharing of information and knowledge across a range of music industry activities." Consultants for the journal come from a wide array o...
  • Recording Industry Napster Copyright Music
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    Re: How and What is Napster doing to infringe on Copyright Laws Issue: What is Napster Why is Napster causing such a commotion What are they doing about it Napster is the world's leading file sharing community. 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 client program from the Napster site and then connecting to the network through thi...
  • Westchester University Riaa Industry Online
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    RIAA Files New Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Against 754 Illegal File Sharers Users of College Computer Networks At Columbia, Old Dominion, West Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, Westchester University And Widener University Among Those Sued Washington (Dec. 16) -- The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today that its member companies filed a new wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against 754 individual file-sharers. The "John Doe" litigation's were filed in fed...
  • Napster Recording Artists
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    Treble in the Music Industry Close to four months ago, when I heard the word 'Napster' I thought it was a new phrase for telling people they had nappy hair. I had no idea what it was, but yet I heard everyone around me talking about it, so I surfed on the internet and decided to check it out. I went ahead and downloaded it the program, not knowing four months from now Napster would have a tremendous influence and impact in the music industry, changing the way we view music forever. First of all,...
  • Recording Industry Music Record Riaa
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    The Recording Industry We all listen to music wether we want to or not. Its in our homes, watching TV, driving in our car, going to the store, its unavoidable. Then why is the recording Industry trying to make people feel guilty about burning "illegal" CDs, when we can go to the mall and hear as much music for free as we want. I for one will never feel guilty because I always support the artist I download, by buying his / her cd's or going to their concerts. The industry has always been about mo...
  • Declining Record Sales Who Is To Blame
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    The music recording industry is in trouble. For several years now, sales of new and popular music have steadily declined and show no sign of changing. The record companies are quick to blame the growing popularity of the Internet; music is being traded in a digital form online, often anonymously, with the use of file-sharing programs such as Morpheus, KaZaA, and Imesh, to name a few. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) succeeded in disbanding the pioneer Internet file-sharing pr...
  • Napster's Here Recording Industry
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    Napster The trading of MP 3's or digital music over the Internet is all ways going to be prevalent part of the music industry, and is an unrealistic goal to try to control. The cost of controlling the piracy issues over the Internet would cost record companies more money than what they are losing due to MP 3 trading. The record industry is trying to fight the major sites and companies in court with copyright suits. Quinlan states " Although downloading music over the Internet and playing it back...
  • Online Music Piracy Recording Industry
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    Online Piracy Online piracy has continued to grow in this digital age. You " ll find a large majority of homes equipped with a computer and access to the outside internet. This is for the most part harmless for the average user, but as technology continues to pave the way, a greater ease of access to content is available to anyone who chooses to pursue it. Among this available content is illegal distributions of music, movies, games, and applications, which normally could only be found at a loca...
  • Napster Copyrighted Material
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    James A. Irvin BUSI 472 Case #5 Napster: The Debate Over Copyright Infringement In early 1999, Shawn Fanning, a Northeastern University freshman, created Napster software. That summer he made it available for free through his Napster. com website. Napster is a peer-to-peer technology, which makes it possible for users to freely share their music files through the internet with other users all over the world. Specifically, this is how Napster works: 1. ) A user sends a request for a song. 2. ) N...
  • Mp3 Piracy Recording Industry
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    In this digital world, the idea of obtaining any materialistic pleasures with a computer is simply amazing to me. It initiates an already growing problem with scarcity and unlimited wants. The fact that everyone with a computer could have free music all the time is quite appealing Of course, as with anything else, there are limits to what enjoyment we can have by suggesting that we are being morally judged. This seems to be the hidden question behind all the other piracy-related jargon. MP 3 pir...
  • Music Censorship Rolling Stone
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    Albums with explicit lyrics or content started having black and white parental advisories on them in 1994 (web). Are these labels necessary Is controversial music molding our society and causing teenagers to turn to drugs Is censorship necessary to protect the youth of our nation. Generally, younger people are against censorship on this issue. Music is an outlet and even an anti-drug for many teens; however, parents and society feel differently. Should parents censor their children or society, m...
  • Go Napster Files With Anyone Else On The Network
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    Shawn Fanning, a freshman in college, launched Napster in the beginning of 1999. Napster allows Internet users to share and download MP 3 (music) files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network, which could be hundreds of thousands of people. You can use Napster by downloading the software from the Internet site, and then connecting to the network using this software, which allows the sharing of all your MP 3 files with anyone else on the network. Unlike many other file sharing...
  • The Plummet Of Music Sales
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    The Plummet of Music Sales The copyright laws that have been established to protect the entertainment industry are the cause for many lawsuits against internet downloaders. The law states, "It is against U. S. and international laws to copy an original work created without permission." Napster and other file sharing or music swapping programs provide available music files for download, which is illegal under copyright laws. As a result of this music downloading, the downloading industry becomes...
  • Music Privacy Whistle Blower
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    Piracy has been a problem for the music industry on a number of levels. Ever since the Internet began saturating American culture, the number of pirated songs available has increasingly become a serious threat to the entire music industry, especially record labels and music stores. Advanced compression techniques (mp 3 format) have been distributed across the Internet that enable high quality music to be freely available to anyone on the Internet. The "mp 3" fad started in dorm rooms of college ...
  • Verizon Appeal Rejected Turn Over The Names
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    WASHINGTON -- The U. S. Court of Appeals has rejected a request by the nation's largest phone company to stay an earlier court ruling ordering the company to identify two subscribers who were allegedly offering hundreds of copyrighted songs over the Internet. The ruling in the closely watched case is a victory for the recording industry, which has been trying to force Verizon to turn over the names of the two people for months. While U. S. District Court Judge John Bates ruled in favor of the r...
  • Rock Music Warning Label
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    There are various ethical issues in the production of songs with explicit lyrics. Music is believed to have an effect on a person's sense of self. Do people become violent because they listen to violence in music? It's a fact that explicit lyrical content in black music for example, does have a negative impact, particularly on young listeners and that explicit imagery in music videos devalues black music and black people by reinforcing racist stereotypes. Whatever is "cool" and in the playground...