Name Institution Date File Sharing and P2P Networks Every movie or song that is produced and marketed is protected by copyright law so that it cannot be reproduced resold or copied without permission. Every individual involved in the production has monetary gain from the sale of the music or movie. Therefore distributing a copyright product without permission is a crime. The police units for this crime are the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America. They constantly monitor any violation in online media files distribution. In the 1990s Cassette tapes (CD) were the sales of all recording companies. The record companies reaped a lot of money from the consumers through their sale. However technology evolved and consumers desired to have access to music freely and cheaply. This came through to consumers in the MP3 format music. music over the internet has made consumers embrace music as a communal resource. The feeling consumers share towards music makes them want to share and therefore do not view this as an illegal activity because music is their communal resource. A collective Licence Regime is the solution for all parties- the public the artists and the recording labels. This will ensure that they get to share in all benefits as mutual partners. ReferencesRostami Flora. "Free Is Hard to Beat: A Closer Look at the Digital Music Download Dilemma." UCLA Journal of Law & Technology 15: 1-34. Bridy Annemarie. "Why pirates (still) won't behave: Regulating P2P in the decade after Napster." (2009). Doyle T. C. “Shawn Fanning Founder Napster ” CRN November 10 2000. Riedel Sarah. “A Brief History of File sharing: From Napster to Legal Music Downloads ” Associated Content from Yahoo February 24 2006. [...]
Argue against the following claims being made by referencing scholarly journal articles. Substantiate each factual claim in your paper through a specific reference to one of your bibliographic sources or don't make the claim. Opponents of Torrent and File Sharing P2P applications argue that the P2P applications are causing monetary damage to the music and video production industry and the applications should be banned/illegal. Musicians are losing money because people are downloading their work for free and the creator suffers. Many on this side argue that it is stealing, but the other side argue that if they own the files, it should be their right to be able to share things they own. This side, particularly the Recording Industry Association of America began suing consumers who were caught downloading music files illegally. However, this had a negative impact as many saw artists in a negative light and anyone who was associated with the RIAA was also affected.