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An Examination of File-sharing on the Internet - An Examination of File-sharing on the Internet “Napster and its founder held the promise of everything the new medium of the Internet encompassed: youth, radical change and the free exchange of information. But youthful exuberance would soon give way to reality as the music industry placed a bull's-eye squarely on Napster.” I. Introduction Today the use of a computer has provided many privileges to its users, and among those privileges the main and largest one is the distribution of information across the internet....   [tags: Research File Sharing Internet Essays]
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Music File-Sharing- Right or Wrong? - Music File-Sharing- Right or Wrong. To file share or not to file share. That is the question. Should free music off the internet be legal. Who is in the right- Napster or the music industry. There are some of the topics I hoped to discuss when I invited four journalists to my house to debate the controversial issue of online music. Ding-dong. “Uh-oh”, I think, wiping my hands on a paper towel. “They must be here early.” It’s six-thirty, my guests aren’t due to arrive until seven, and I am already a half-hour behind....   [tags: Internet File Sharing Essays] 2547 words
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File Sharing Survey - File Sharing Survey With a coke in one hand and the computer mouse in the other, Jack Napster is busy downloading Mp3's from Limewire with his super fast college Ethernet connection. Jack Napster lives for his music and consequently makes use of file sharing programs in order to keep up with current musical trends. He can access all the new hit songs and even some underground artists that his friends have recommended to him. Jack feels that file sharing is an ethical practice even though it is deemed illegal by the law....   [tags: File Sharing Illegality Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Legalizing File Sharing of MP3s - The Pros and Cons of Legalizing File Sharing of MP3s An estimated 70 million people have reportedly engaged in online file sharing, most of it illegal. Illegal downloading mostly of music and some of movies or programs, took off in the late 1990's with the file-sharing programs like Napster, Kazaa, Morpheus, Audiogalaxy, and more. Many of these programs have started charging money for downloads like Napster, have been shut down by the RIAA like Audiogalaxy, or are still downloading illegally like Kazaa....   [tags: File Sharing Music Downloading] 1197 words
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The Global Ethical Perspective of Peer-to-peer File-sharing - The Global Ethical Perspective of Peer-to-peer File-sharing Introduction This paper is an analytical essay on global ethical issues on peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing. A history and background of peer-to-peer file-sharing will be given, as well as how it became an issue. This paper will explore what aspects of file-sharing are ethical and at what point it becomes unethical. An explanation of the laws will be described and whether the laws different from region-to-region around the world. The paper will include personal experiences with file sharing, as well as an in-depth analysis on the topic with high-quality industry and academic references to defend a particular moral/ethical positio...   [tags: Technology Internet File Sharing Essays]
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The Future of File Sharing - According to recent research, 61% of people ages 14-24 illegally download copyrighted music (Van Der Sar, Aug. 2009). Known as “file sharing,” the process of making digital files available over the internet is a habit among many people of all ages. Since Napster, the first file sharing program, came out in 1999, the prevalence of file sharing steadily increased. According to Koleman Strumpf, by 2006, 60% of all internet traffic was due to file sharing, up from less than 10% in 1999 (Pries 1). The rapid growth of file sharing can be attributed to several factors, one of which is the general social acceptance of downloading music without paying for it (Grassmuck 1)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Online Piracy and File Sharing - Multimedia, everybody loves it, weather its Music, Movies, Video Games, Pictures etc. we all enjoy it. You would usually or typically buy your music, movies, video games or photos online, from some online media service, such as iTunes or Amazon .etc. or at a movie store, or at Wal-Mart. Nothings free weather you’re paying 99 cents for a song or $20.00 for a new Movie that just came out, it’s not free. Sometimes, you might let your friend borrow your movie or something, and then they might lend it to their friend, it might seem like it was free, but it wasn’t you still had to pay for it....   [tags: illegal downloading of music, movies from internet] 734 words
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Music File Sharing: An Ethical Debate - We are different. Living amidst a new era, technology has changed our lives forever. For more than a decade, our generation had commonly been referred to as the “net generation.” Our fortune brings us life in the age of digital information, where information flows freely and knowledge is infinite. We have embraced the concept of freedom and taken several levels farther than what our forefathers imagined. Whether we realize it or not, we naturally question the unknown and demand answers to our questions (and quick answers at that)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Online File Sharing and Internet Piracy - The United States of America is a free country, then why shouldn’t the internet be free. Why should we have restrictions placed on what we can and cannot do on the internet. Every day, millions of users share files on the internet through numerous online sources. Whether they download music, movies, or software, online file-sharing can give people access to a plentiful amount of information. These files are often free and easily accessible by anyone. The practice of distributing or providing access to digitally stored information represents file sharing (Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing and Copyright Infringement: Are You Vulnerable?)....   [tags: downloading music, internet, laws]
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Copyright Infringement and Illegal File Sharing - The first IPod I ever used was the iPod mini released in 2004. My sister had gotten it for her thirteenth birthday. I was fascinated with this mp3 player only because the screen could produce images of the album and the dial was interactive. At this point the only way I could listen to music was through my Walkman or cassette player. CDs had reached their prime around this point. The popularity of mp3s players, especially the apple’s iPod, became more popular than portable CDs or cassette players right around the introduction of Apple’s iPod-Mini, the fifth model of its kind....   [tags: Popularity, Money Loss, Consequences]
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The Ethics of File Sharing Software - The Ethics of File Sharing Software Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss the ethical problem that file sharing software creates when used to transfer copy written material. It is contested that the very existence of this software promotes piracy. The paper will focus on the creators of the file sharing software, knowing that the user employs their product illegally. The software creators (Kazaa, Grokster, Morpheus, etc) are claiming that they cannot control what the end user does with its product....   [tags: Computers Technology Software Essays]
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The Benefits of File Sharing Technology - Napster: The Benefits of File Sharing Technology Napster. Never before has one word brought so much controversy and debate over technology and peoples' rights to information. Napster was co-founded by Shawn Fanning, a college student with a million dollar idea. His idea was to provide people across the world the ability to download information from other users’ computers. Although this technology was already available through local networks, Shawn envisioned a way to make this network technology possible for the average college student like himself....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]
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MP3 File Sharing and the Future -    Abstract: This paper discusses the ethical and legal issues of online sharing of  MP3 music files.  The technology exists to effectively distributes music to consumers, and the recording industry is trying to stop this practice as they fear that they will lose revenue.  Many artists, whose music is being shared, support the technology.  By working together, on-line file-swapping companies and the recording industry could revolutionize the way music is distributed to consumers.               Everyone who uses the Internet has heard of some way to swap MP3 files back and forth.  A lot of people who don't even use the Internet have heard of Napster, Scour, Aimster, Gnutella, etc.  Why is...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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File Sharing on the Internet - File Sharing on the Internet Want to see the latest box office movies. How about checking out the latest records by your favorite rock band. What if you feel like playing a game or reading a document or doing some research. Today, with the progress the Internet is making, this is all possible in your own home in your own PC. For people who know where to go, the Internet offers endless possibilities for finding entertainment. Perhaps the most controversial and intriguing thing on the Internet today is the idea of file sharing....   [tags: Papers] 610 words
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File Sharing on the Internet - File Sharing on the Internet When we think of pirates, we see scruffy men with unshaven chins, a bandana, a gold earing, a black patch on one eye, and a wooden leg, men with guns in hand, riding the seas in their wooden ship proudly flying the terrifying skull and crossbones. Well, pirates these days look much different. In fact, you may be sitting by one right now. They are ordinary people who have come to enjoy the technologies the Internet provides. These pirates are boys and girls, women and men, who habitually root themselves in their desk chairs with eyes fixed on the computer screen....   [tags: Computers Technology Essays]
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Illegal P2P File Sharing - About 5 years ago Napster, a network software application, was being used to download music files. The network was growing faster than anybody who ever started it would have imagined. When artists, songwriters, and all of the other people involved in making CD's realized that this wasn't going to slow down any time soon, they decided that they needed to stop Napster. Little by little, Napster was being less used and it became harder to find the songs wanted until nobody used it anymore. When all of this was happening, other applications were made available....   [tags: Music] 875 words
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America Needs File Sharing - America Needs File Sharing A Farce on File Sharing What you are about to read is a researched story about file sharing. Although some characters in this story are based on real life people, most are fabricated. My advice to the reader is to take your time reading my story and pay special attention to the characters so that you will not get lost. Enjoy the tale. The day was hot and humid and for Los Anglos the sun shone somewhat brightly through the thick cloud of pollutants up above. In four corners of the city, four individuals began their daily morning routines....   [tags: Argumentative] 5692 words
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File Sharing - FILE SHARING Ethical Debate with Today’s Technology (INTRO) You may have illegal content on your computer right now. File sharing has become a very large issue today in society even though it has existed for decades. It has been the recent advances in our technology that has made it main stream and in the eyes of the general public. File sharing today tests the limits of technology along with our ethics making it a fuzzy grey area. When discussing file sharing's effect on society, first you should have a brief understanding about the terminology, technology, and methods that are used....   [tags: essays research papers] 2576 words
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File Sharing - Author?s Note: This was originally an informative speech and was some portions were edited for time purposes, so some modifications may be required.If you?re using this as a speech, it will be around eight minutes long. Word Count: 1,054 Introduction Most people have an idea of what file sharing is, but they?re not exactly sure why it?s such a big deal. Some of them may even be aware of the fact that file sharing is punishable by law and carries a fine of up to and including $20,000. Since the introduction of Napster in 1999, copyrighted music has been illegally duplicated more than eight trillion times....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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File Sharing - File Sharing Napster was just another step into the huge world we know as the internet or the World Wide Web. It was a step I believe in the right direction, but some people have differing views. Napster is a program in which people could chat, share files such as mpeg or mpeg3 layered files or other formatted files across the internet. This program was very controversial because it was a very well made program. Its design and user interface was extremely easy to use. Therefore it attracted more and more people to the files sharing business....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Technology Essays]
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Electronic File Sharing - Electronic File Sharing Often times new technology enables completely new activities, discoveries, and ways of living, once not possible without that particular technology. An example of this would be the microscope and telescope, which now allow us to see things not possible before. Other times, new technology allows us to do things which we did before, but in a different way.1 A good example of this is electronic file sharing over the Internet. Unauthorized file sharing was possible before the Internet, but on a much smaller scale....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Internet File Sharing - Windows users in the Direct Connect network vicinity. Direct Connect allows students to share files over the Internet with minimal restrictions and limits. The client is completely free of advertisements and has a nice, easy to use interface. Firewall and router support is integrated and it is easy and convenient to use functionality like multi-hub connections, auto-connections and resuming of downloads. This program makes downloading from classmate’s quick and easy when on campus. Hopefully not to easy, however, the latest Bill, “Campus-based digital theft prevention”, at Santa Clara University is facing students with the potential risk of losing their federal student aid as a result of fai...   [tags: Internet] 1423 words
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Napster and Peer to Peer File Sharing - Napster A battle is being fought over how we access our music. Technology has greatly changed the days of going to the record store to purchase music. Now we are able to link to millions of music lovers around the world by hopping on our computers, getting on the interenet and by using a file-sharing program called Napster. Now many questions arise: Is it stealing from the artists or is it stealing from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It also brings about the questions of how "free" the internet should be....   [tags: Internet] 740 words
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MP3 File Sharing Hurts America - MP3 File Sharing Hurts America Before the present time of computers and various media player technology, trading music files on the internet was practically unheard of. Today MP3 music files have become file format that is widely “swapped” over the internet. The problem with trading MP3's is that it violates copyright laws. However, this hasn’t stopped the tens of millions of file sharing software users who continue swap MP3’s. MP3 piracy is a costly business for many companies, and the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of “P2P” file sharing....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 930 words
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Is File-Sharing via Internet Illegal? - Is File-Sharing Illegal.       Abstract:  file-sharing violates existing copyright law by facilitating the widespread and illegal distribution of copyrighted material.  This paper examines the case against file-sharing, by looking at how the players bear responsibility for the illegal acts currently made possible by this new technology.  Finally, it suggests some remedies for file-sharing companies to reform themselves and become a potentially powerful and revolutionary company while still acting in compliance with the law....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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File Sharing and Online Piracy: How Does it Effect Copyrights? Is it Ethical? - As you upload the most recent (and most spectacular) new Lady Gaga album Art Pop into your ITunes Library, you scale back and take a long look at your devoted collection. You’ve collected nearly 2000 songs, 150 movies, and 200 books. From the Beatles to Deadmau3, Miley Cyrus to Nirvana, you have every type of music you could possibly imagine. Worst of all, you don’t even listen to a tenth of it. You’ve collected all this media for an outrageous price too: Absolutely Nothing. After 2 and half years of constant file sharing through Limewire, Frostwire, and Vuze, You’ve easily transcended beyond a four or five thousand dollar threshold of Pirated Media....   [tags: pirated media, itunes library, napster]
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An Ethical Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer File Swapping - An Ethical Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer File Swapping Abstract The last few years has seen an explosion in the use of the Internet as a means for exchanging, free of charge, digital media by way of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing technologies. Initially, the practice was primarily limited to the swapping of music, in the form of MP3 files. The pervasiveness of broadband, the advent of newer file types, and the creation of more sophisticated technologies has subsequently made possible the exchange of other types as well – including movies, television shows and software....   [tags: File Sharing Research Papers]
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Sharing Pirated MP3’s - Sharing Pirated MP3’s The sharing of MP3 music and its legality is a major issue in our legal system at this time. It has been a battle in the courts for several years now. It all began with the legendary downfall of the original bad boy of sharing, Napster. Despite the legal actions of the music industry, the file sharing community continues to thrive. Millions of users still log on to a handful of programs and illegally trade MP3’s and other computer programs. College students are suspected to be one of the major culprits of People to People file sharing....   [tags: File Sharing Essays]
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The Moral Issues of Freenet and Online File Sharing - The Moral Issues of Freenet and Online File Sharing The internet today is a vast network that contains nearly limitless amounts of information and media. With this immense amount of data at our fingertips, the line between right and wrong has begun to blur. The illegal downloading of copyrighted material has exploded in recent years, but a larger issue looms over the current copyrighting frenzy. It is that of the preservation of free speech in cyberspace. Should the government be allowed to limit our access to "unsuitable content"....   [tags: Internet Technology Computers Essays]
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P2P File-Sharing - P2P File-Sharing INTRODUCTION Technology is moving at an ever-increasing rate, which faces us with many new issues as we move into a digital age. Gone are the days where property and transactions were physically tangible. A medium of an electronic nature is now today’s preferred choice as opposed to traditional means. This new electronic medium is hardly tangible yet it is becoming more pervasive in our lives. So what exactly are some of these technologies and issues associated with them. This paper will look into both the domestic and the international issues associated with MP3 and Peer-to-Peer technologies over the Internet....   [tags: Computers Software Technology Essays]
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The Freeloaders, by Megan McArdle: Article Analysis on Illegal Music Download - What do you think about free music downloading. Do you think it should be allowed or not. The article entitled “The Freeloaders,” written by Megan McArdle, is based on the issue that many people are sharing and downloading music files for free, and that many people accept this behavior. It is also based on how the music file-sharing is affecting the success of music industry negatively. While McArdle is persuasive when she claims that music file-sharing is not benefiting the music industry and the entertainment industry financially, I also see that there is a lack of solid evidence to back up her argument, which complicates this issue....   [tags: File Sharing, Millenium Generation]
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The Napster and Grokster Cases: Differences and Similarities - Along with the development of a file format (MP3) to store digital audio recordings, came one of the new millennium’s most continuous debates – peer-to-peer piracy – file sharing. Internet companies such as Napster and Grokster became involved in notable legal cases in regards to copyright laws in cyberspace. These two cases are similar in nature, yet decidedly different. In order to understand the differences and similarities, one should have an understanding of each case as well as the court’s ruling....   [tags: copyright legislation, file sharing]
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The Story of Pirate Bay - In 2003, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a Swedish national, co-founded a website called The Pirate Bay which, over the years, would come to have a notorious reputation as the biggest file sharing website in the world. Boasting over 31 million users, the website has been the relentless target of business and governmental attempts to destroy it through lawsuits and arrests – and yet, ten years later, the website remains the biggest hub of file sharing on Earth (CBS pg1). Its founders have not had the same luck as the website itself though....   [tags: file sharing on the internet] 1439 words
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Exploring Piracy within Systems - ... File Hosting Services: These services occur when websites host files, which enable users to download them. It often provides a large selection of popular online material. Once a user has made use of a file-sharing network they too become a part of the network, allowing others to download files from the user’s computer. File sharing is generally illegal unless the material being shared is not copyrighted or proprietary. This is due to the copyright granting the owner of the material exclusive rights to the material and its distribution....   [tags: research document, file sharing] 2946 words
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Downloading Music from the Internet - Downloading Music from the Internet There are many ways to download music off the internet; some legal and some illegal. There are so many websites about downloading music, it can be confusing to people which ways are legal and which are not. Some sites and programs charge a monthly fee while others have consumers pay per song. Then there are others that advertise “Free Downloads” and falsely state that downloading free music is legal. There are many advantages and disadvantages to downloading music legally and illegally....   [tags: File Sharing] 1586 words
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Copyright Infringement via Internet-based File-sharing Technology - Copyright Infringement via Internet-based File-sharing Systems   Internet-based file-sharing systems are gaining popularity, and consequently the sharing of copyrighted materials has become rampant.  Fueled by server-based systems such as FreeDrive and peer-to-peer systems such as Napster, copyrighted materials are being propagated all over the Internet, and while shutting down such systems seems to answer some of these problems, it is in no way a complete solution.  By examining these file-sharing systems and the legal issues that envelope them, more appropriate regulatory means may be discovered....   [tags: Technology Essays] 1397 words
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Internet Wars: SOPA, PIPA and CISPA - ... CISPA changes the already existing National Security Act of 1947 to allow private businesses and the government to share information about cyber threats, including “efforts to degrade, disrupt or destroy” vital networks or “threat or misappropriation” of information owned by the government or private businesses, such as intellectual property(Fitzpatrick, Alex pg. 1). CISPA focuses on defending companies from cyber-attacks and theft, While SOPA focused on giving broad tools to copyright holders and law enforcement authorities to go after pirates and copyright infringement....   [tags: internet file sharing, piracy] 1657 words
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Flickr, Mediafire, Instagram and Shutterfly - Flickr is an image and file hosting site created by Ludicorp in 2004, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fakeand. The company was later acquired by Yahoo in 2005. It is a popular site used by bloggers, photo researchers, and the online communities in general to share, post, customize, and store personal photographs. There are three types of accounts that users can sign up for using Flicker. When applying for the basic version of the service, there is no cost....   [tags: File Hosting and Sharing]
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Evolution Of Peer To Peer - The current phenomenon of peer-to-peer programs (also known as P2P) all began with a college student named Shawn Fanning at Northeastern University, who wanted an easier way of finding music over the internet. Websites that offered good music all seemed to lead to dead ends, frustrating Shawn and those around him. It inspired him to make a file-sharing system combined with a music search function that would allow users to “bypass the rats' nest of legal and technical problems that kept great music from busting out all over the World Wide Web.” It was called Napster....   [tags: File Sharing Internet ] 703 words
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Technology Could Bring About the End of the Music Industry as We Know It - Is this the end of music as we know it. Of course not. For over 50,000 years (that we know of) music has been a part of our lives and it will stay a part of our lives until our apocalyptic end. But are we facing the end of music as an industry. Possibly. This question has been on the tip of musicians, industry insiders, and music mogul’s minds for the past few years. Why so scared. Well, through the eighties, nineties, and all the way up to the new millennium, the publics’ need for popular music was at an all time high; album sales were through the roof and world records were being broken....   [tags: Digital Media, internet, music, file sharing, ] 1303 words
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Internet Piracy - In recent years, internet piracy or "file sharing" of copyrighted material has gained much popularity. It is a topic that has incessantly sparked debate and has even received global attention. Although on the surface the act of file sharing may seem harmless, it is far from it. Each year, film and record production companies as well as software and video game development companies suffer from billions of dollars in lost profits. This loss comes as a direct result of internet piracy. Many agree that file sharing is unethical and consider it to be no different than downright theft....   [tags: file sharing, P2P, network]
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Against Illegal Music Downloading - Flash back to October, 1997. The punk rockers who call themselves Green Day prepare to release the much anticipated follow-up album to Dookie, Nimrod. Every kid between the ages of 10 and 20 is ready to pounce on the album when it hits stores. Every one of my friends begs their parents to take them to the store on that cold Tuesday morning. The older kids ditch class to get in line at the local Best Buy. The album sells 80,000 copies in the first week and over 2 million before the new Millennium ....   [tags: MP3 File Sharing P2P] 1740 words
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Peer To Peer Piracy - Peer To Peer Piracy Everyone loves good tunes, and that’s okay. In this media heavy society, everyone has a favorite type of music, or a favorite artist. However, expanding one’s horizons in music beyond mainstream was terribly expensive, until Napster. Napster, Shawn Fanning’s brainchild, was a revolution. People began trading music over the internet through peer to peer file sharing, and next thing you know, everyone could have thousands and thousands of songs. Napster had shown a society a method for getting what they wanted, for free....   [tags: File Sharing Network MP3]
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Effects Of Downloading - The amount of people using the Internet is virtually everyone. Many homes have personal computers that their children and families use to serf the Internet, check e-mail, and chat with friends. Millions of Internet users nationwide take part in downloading content off of peer-to-peer programs such as Kazaa, Grokster, and WinMX. Peer-to-peer programs enable users all over the world to share files off of their computers, no matter what it is. All the person needs to do is put the desired file or folder into the 'My Shared' folder and millions of people can download it onto their computers free of charge, whether it is copyrighted or not....   [tags: File Sharing Downloading Internet] 1065 words
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Stevie Wonder and the Crime-Fighting Werewolf - "Stevie Wonder and the Crime-Fighting Werewolf" As is befitting a student, I have been tasked to write yet another paper, this time on the subject of my choosing that relates to issues in the digital age. As an avid fan of downloading music, I decided to discuss the subject of music file sharing. However, as many readers can attest to, diving headlong into the discussion would be both jarring and boring, and in order to spice up the paper I was assigned to give four of my sources a personality and let them discuss the topic instead of me....   [tags: Music File Sharing Technology Essays]
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Stop Online Piracy Act: The Evil Act - What exactly is SOPA. Not many people are aware of what SOPA is or stands for. SOPA is an acronym that stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the act is aimed at stopping illegal acts of piracy and stolen copyright content by online users. Users caught with any such copyrighted content could be charged with felony and thrown in jail. However, the extent, reach, and threat that the act posses is often debated and suppressed by the online public. This is because many online users fear that the act threatens online activity and restrict their right and access to certain online content, such as Youtube or Deviantart....   [tags: SOPA, illegal file sharing on the internet]
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Digital Music Distribution: Napster Vs. Kazzaa - Over the past decade, since online music distribution networked its way into existence, the digital music forefront has proven to be a precarious foray — companies have come in and out of the market, utilizing a full spectrum of creative business models in attempts to lasso these newly unleashed possibilities of online music distribution. Some offer distinctly legal solutions that consumers are more or less resistant to and others hover ambiguously over the boundaries of copyright law, attracting users through questionable means....   [tags: P2P File Sharing] 1732 words
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The Birth Of Napster To The Death Of Privacy - The Birth of Napster To The Death of Privacy One of the most debated issues before our society is the issue of internet privacy. Privacy is such a valued concept that in today's world we pay good money in order to keep intruders out of our computer systems and out of our lives. Peer-to-Peer downloading is a major factor to the internet privacy issue. Peer-to-Peer downloading (also known as "file sharing") is considered by Microsoft to be "the act of making files on one computer accessible to others on a network." The original use of file sharing was simply meant for users to send files to one another....   [tags: Peer-to-Peer Downloading P2P File Sharing]
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Computer Piracy in The Music Industry - Computer Piracy (The Music Industry) The music industry has had problems with computer piracy for many years now. There have been many programs devoted to giving out free music. Many of these programs are well know, but still very hard to stop. Napster, Kazaa, and the newest program, myTunes Redux are the most popular programs for music sharing. This essay will explain all about these main programs which allow free music to be shared all over the world. File-sharing became big right around the time the Napster file-sharing program came out....   [tags: mp3 file sharing music napster kazaa mytunes]
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