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What is Digital

Music Piracy?
Music piracy is the reproduction and
distribution of a piece of music for which
the composer, recording artist, or
copyright-holding record company did not
give permission. It has a long history, even
Beethovens music was pirated, which
reduced the income he could make from
publishing. Music theft is a real, ongoing
and evolving challenge. Both the volume of
music acquired illegally without paying for
it and the resulting drop in revenues are
staggering. Digital sales, while on the rise,
are not making up the difference.
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Music Piracy
Learn About
Internet/Digital Piracy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music
_piracy

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are the rights
given to persons over the creations of their
minds. In music, the produce, artist, and anyone
else that helped make the music, have IPR to the
song.
Examples of Digital Music Piracy.
Person-to-Person File Sharing
CD Burning of music you did not buy
MP3 Sharing
Unauthorized Digital Storage Lockers
When its legal VS When its not
It is legal when:
- You have permission from the artist
- Its not for commercial purposes
- Its been paid for
(Note: All three must be true of the act)
It is illegal when:
- No permission has been granted
- Youre trying to steal or giveaway the
copied music
- You have not paid for it
Sometimes, its asked that you copy and paste
music. Then, its not considered piracy.
Sometimes a garage band, or band that isnt
famous yet, will ask you to get their music out
by doing this. Then, its okay. Otherwise, without
direct permission, dont do it.
Laws & Penalties
Copyright law protects the value of creative work.
When you make unauthorized copies of someones
creative work, you are taking something of value
from the owner without his/her permission. Most
likely, youve seen the FBI warning about
unauthorized copying at the beginning of a movie.
Though you may not find these messages on all
compact discs or music youve downloaded, the
same laws apply. Federal law provides severe civil
and criminal penalties for the unauthorized
reproduction, distribution, rental or digital
transmission of copyrighted sound recordings.
(Title 17, United States Code, Sections 501 and
506).
Criminal penalties for first-time offenders
can be as high as five years in prison and
$250,000 in fines.
Civil penalties can run into many thousands
of dollars in damages and legal fees. The
minimum penalty is $750 per song.
Since person-to-person file-sharing
site Napster emerged in 1999,
music sales in the U.S. have dropped
53%
From 2004- 2009, approximately 30
billion songs were illegally
downloaded on file-sharing
networks.
Music piracy cost the U.S. economy
about 71,060 jobs in both the sound
recording industry and downstream
retail industries. In addition, music
piracy cost U.S. workers $2.7 billion
in earnings.
Statistics
http://www.riaa.com/physicalpiracy.php?c
ontent_selector=piracy_online_the_law
http://thefightagainstinternetpiracy.weebly.com/statistics.
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