The underground music scene also provides an alternative way of acquiring music. After adopting these methods, even the most materialistic beast would become satisfied. Like most aspects of our lives, the music industry relies greatly on the Internet and may even depend on it in some instances. Barriers were broken when Napster was developed. From this program, music lovers everywhere are able to download their favorite songs for free and store them on their personal computers.
To the majority of the internet population they tend to believe there’s nothing wrong with getting free tunes, but there is the select few who believe it is morally wrong. Overall, I truly enjoy having the free access to music; it enables you to try new music without bother making purchases and having a poor after effect. This is an excellent way to save money, as well as making your music selection more diverse. I can consider myself a good example of the music downlaoder; I have been around the computer age for several years and have learned a tremendous amount towards the Internet and its downloading. For recent experience I have gained a lot of information towards why music downloading is a great process.
There is very easy access; the procedure consists of a computer and online connection. Once you find the downloadable program you can have resources of all sorts of music. Now because the downloading process as been so easy to access, people rely on it whenever they want to get new tunes. It’s almost contradictory to have a program exist for a long time of time and then banish it to no existence, simply impossible in our economy. After having owning a program such as Bluster, Kazaa, people tend to advance to FTP programs and m... ... middle of paper ... .../03/web.music.pirates/ Throughout this paper I ran into several issues that were giving me a hard time.
People sit in front of their computers and go to their favorite website and download file after file with out thinking how or where it comes from. They think it is just there for the taking and it is. Shafting is a trend that has just begun, but only time will tell how far it will go. Shafting has gone further then anyone would have ever imagined, one man and his website Napster are responsible for all of this; Napster has not only changed the music industry forever; it has also changed American culture forever.
The Internet connects so many people with so many products and, as in all industry, not all these people and products are fair and honest. The same is true in the world of the online music industry. Some artists champion the public's right to hear and record their music in an "industry-free" atmosphere. Others fear that their art is being exploited and their rights denied. In October 1999 the IFPI announced its efforts "aimed at ridding the Internet of large amounts of pirate content and paving the way for artists and record companies to deliver music electronically and legally across the world" (IFPI, 1999).
Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 b. Napster Case c. Other cases IV. Conclusion V. Bibliography Introduction Everyday millions of computer users share files online. Whether it's music, games, or software, file sharing can give people access to an almost unlimited amount of information. File sharing by definition is the practice of making files available to other users for download ove... ... middle of paper ... ...t only become more accessible as technology advances. Even with new products, such as the iPod, are meant to only work with the iTunes, but hackers have made converter programs for the mp3 player which allow for the user to download music for free and convert the file to one which is applicable to the iPod.
The Internet is an extremely useful resource to obtain information on just about any topic. A relatively new feature of the World Wide Web is the technology for the sharing of music in MP3 format. A popular site to download “free” music is called Napster. This program allows people to share music files, discover new artists, and become part of the music community. Although Napster is controversial, the program should still remain accessible to Internet users and music lovers.
The digital music provider acts almost as a free advertising site for all musical talents, popular or otherwise. Bands can put their music out into the World Wide Web for all people to enjoy. This free music allows people to test out music and see what they like. Many people, if they enjoy something they hear, will venture out to the record store and buy a copy of the group's album. The final aspect that I will endorse Napster on is that it sponsors tours and features different bands on its website.
The New Technology of Music With the advancement of computer-based technology, music is being accessed and created in ways that were not seen only a few years ago. Whole catalogs of music are available on the Internet, some for a fee but most are free. Artists can create studio quality recordings at home with the help of digital technology and upload those songs to the Internet. As to be expected the recording industry has a severe distain for this advancement of musical technology simply for fear of it disturbing the companies year end bottom line. As much as the record business would like to have the public believe that computer-based music technology would forever ruin music, quit the opposite is true.
Others have used its powers to make political statements, such as songs that protest war and government action. No matter what someone’s age or background might be, it is a safe assumption that just about everyone enjoys some genre of music. And it is even more pleasurable when it is free. Music piracy can be defined simply as the illegal sharing of music. Piracy is made possible by host websites which create a ground for internet users to upload and download music files to one another without having to pay.