I later found out that it was a virus that I downloaded using Kazaa, which is a program to download music. When I downloaded this virus I asked some of my friends, "How did that happen?" They would just reply, "Kazaa is bad about downloading viruses." Therefore, from that point on I have been careful about what I have downloaded. About a month later, my family got a new computer and I was so excited that I could start downloading again.
Nearly 75 percent of college students have downloaded music from the Net, according to a recent study by Greenfield Online, an international research firm. Nearly two-thirds of the 1,135 college students surveyed say they download music as a way to sample music before buying it. So does this prove that the artists are actually benefiting out of Napster as people will hear there songs and possibly go and buy there singles. Many people believe music labels should have been donating money to Napster users, not threatening to sue them. And so the much-libelled Napster users are dedicated music buyers, quick to reach for their wallets.
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.
Downloading a song takes an average of about twenty minutes on a regular computer. There are many other things to do besides download music. You can chat with some of the friends you have made, or you can make new friends by going to the chat room that is for you. The type of music you like organizes the chat rooms. For example, if you like rap, you would join the rap chat room, or if you likes rock, you would join the rock chat room.
The MP3 format allowed listeners to check out new artists and allowed for people to sent songs to each other of artists they thought should be heard. This was a good way for unknown artists to be heard or forgotten artist to be re-discovered. Radio station play lists or MTV’s idea of the next big thing did not fuel this rekindled interest in music. Rather a desire to simply listen to music was all that drove this phenomenon of people downloading music. Certainly there are detractors to the format who charge that MP3’s steal revenues off their music.
Anything can be downloaded free of charge if you have the right equipment and the right set of mind. The first of these programs was Napster, a music sharing utility where users can connect to each other and download songs from each other. It was the first successful file sharing program and it became very popular with millions of users logging on each day and downloading huge amounts of music. Due to that success the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) filed a lawsuit against Napster and almost shut it down on basis of copyright infringement. New programs came up recently that allow not only music to be shared but also full-length movies and many other files.
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.
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. Napster is an online service which was invented by an 18-year-old college student that allows a user to see song files residing on the hard drives of other users, and to download copies of any of those songs. (DLC.org) Napster started off at a slow pace, becoming popular at colleges and then it just exploded. Everyone was using this program within a year of its creation.
They can download a song of choice, and by... ... middle of paper ... ...e has succeeded. It is my opinion such services could create enormous revenue for both the online services along with the artists themselves if a fee was charged and shared (which is a debatable topic, court March 2). Furthermore, the online users will still be able to enjoy cheap and entertaining music right from their computers. However, the current services are devastating to the music industry and immediate action must be taken to alter the way these "free music" services operate. Napster is a tool, like any other tool it may be used in a manner, which is construed to be "wrong" and in a manner that is construed to be "right".
For recent experience I have gained a lot of information towards why music downloading is a great process. Most of the information presented here is mostly from experience and from recent article placed on the Internet. If you were to ask the average American if they believed downloading music is a good advancement toward the Internet society, in response you would get a 70% of the people agreeing with it. One person said, “Ever since downloading is begun, I have not only learned of new music, but have found bands I never thought I could get.”(Discovering computer 2003) From a typical user you can learn a whole lot when you’re not up to today’s status. A major reason why downloading is great is because it’s free, accessible and everyone can join in on it.