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  • Napster User With Copyrighted Cd Material
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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...
  • Copyright Infringement
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    You can hardly own a computer today and not know about MP 3 files. MP 3 is shorthand for Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) 1 Layer 3. It is a compression technique that makes large files smaller for easier storage and downloading. They are widely used and have become very popular recently, especially with the emergence of the file-sharing program Napster. This file-sharing program allows people to trade music files over the Internet for free. This brings up problems with Intellectual Property ...
  • Relationships Between Mp 3's And Copyright Infringement
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    Copyrights Technology is an important aspect of human life that no one is capable of halting or even slowing down. As human life develops and becomes fuller with the pleasures of life, it is inevitable technology will continue to grow exponentially. Unfortunately, many people would like to believe that while technology is advancing, certain industries and businesses are suffering. The invention of the MP 3, and the peer-to-peer file sharing technology is just a new 'enemy' in the eyes of big bus...
  • Napster Inc For Copyright Infringement
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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...
  • Napster In Federal Court For Copyright Infringement
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    At a glance, the conflict between Napster. com and the Recording Industry Association of America appears to be very cut and dry, however, analysis of the many factors involved uncover moral and legal issues which prove otherwise. Like any other dispute, this specific case is composed of two opposing arguments. From the perspective of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Napster infringed on copyright laws. Napster defends that copyright law does not unequivocally place them in t...
  • Use Of A Copyrighted Work
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    Student Name: Peter Foster Student Number: 202117722 Degree: Bachelor of Laws Course: Intellectual Property Law Course Code: LS 331 Assessment: Major Essay and Annotated Bibliography Due Date: 02 May 2003 Major Essay Question: Discuss the pros and cons of introducing a generalist fair use defence into Australian copyright law either in addition to or in submission for the existing details defences. The objective of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) is to protect those who create works, such as artist...
  • Copy Of The Napster Copyright Policy
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    The RIAAs mission is to foster a business and legal climate that supports and promotes our members creative and financial vitality. In support of our mission, we work to protect intellectual property rights worldwide and the First Amendment rights of artists; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA fights piracy that it defines including four specific forms. One of these forms is defined as online piracy...

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