Music-swapping not only not realizing music artists’ efforts and have caused the music industry loose huge amount of record selling and decrease their profits. Remember the infamous Napster lawsuit where Napster was being sued for its copyright infringement. Furthermore, not only software can be downloaded from the Internet, the registration codes can also be cracked down, therefore, people can use the software as long as they like instead of using the trial version. People ... ... middle of paper ... ...cyberlaw/archives/11_02_decoy.htm>, consulted on November 24, 2003. * The Massachusetts Daily Collegian (2003).
Child pornography and piracy are just some of the illegal activity that are present in society today. Filters have been set up in schools and in homes to prevent viewing or downloading of such illicit materials, however that is not enough. With the conception of Napster, the music industry engulfed it, chewed it up... ... middle of paper ... ...anuary 12 - January 18, 2000. Http://www.citypaper.com/2000-01-12/pf/cyber_pf.html 8. Johnson, Bobbie.
Get over it” (as qtd. in Turow 8). Privacy advocate groups such as the Federal Trade Commission and the American Civil Liberties Union question the ethics of inconspicuous collection of personal information and urge legislative action against privac... ... middle of paper ... ...FTC ‘Tough Love’." USA Today: Cyberspeak. 05 May 2004.
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This can be done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers.” (What is Software Piracy?) The whole idea behind software piracy is that you are purchasing a, normally, single license copy to use that company’s product on your computer. You are not just purchasing the software itself, which tends to make some people not realize that some of their actions could be a form of software piracy and not even know it. Software piracy in its entirety is unethical, let alone just plain illegal. Even though it is illegal, there are still millions of people throughout the world that are guilty of being software pirates.
Counterfeiting is making and selling fake copies of real software. People also rent software to consumers when they do not have permission from th... ... middle of paper ... ...stm. “Computer Software Piracy”. 26 March 2003. http://bbb.org/library/pastip.asp. “How to Stop Online Music Piracy” 9 April 2003. http://www.pan.com/piracy/.
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It started all the way back in the days of cassette recorders and blank tapes. It eventually led to the compact disk, which was then used with the compact disk burner. The Internet helped produce a new and more unrestricted form of music piracy that would eventually lead to a threatening high. Consumers should not be allowed to pirate music illegally because it harms the economy, it causes financial harm to the musical artists, and it is teaching a wrong message to teenagers that they can steal and get away with it. Long before anyone imagined free, high quality music available over the Internet, cassette tapes made free music available with only a cassette recorder, a blank tape, and a willing friend.
The Supreme Court lifted a 1996 act banning virtual child pornography. The six to three ruling, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy, says the law violates First Amendment freedom of speech rights guaranteed to every citizen of the United States of America. Although many free speech advocates are shouting victory, many citizens across the country are lamenting over the loss in the fight against child pornography. Child pornography has been present in society for centuries, but has only recently become more accessible through the development of the printing press and subsequently, the technology of the Internet. Until the mid-1990s, "illegal child pornography [had only] involved depictions of actual children engaged in sexually explicit activity" (ACLU), and virtual pornography had never before been an issue.