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  • 1. MEDIA PIRACY IT’S ALL A CRIME Creators: Dajane Martin Tori Slater Brittany Davies
  • 3. THE QUESTION ABOUT PIRACY What negative affects has media piracy had on the American society?- One of the things I did to narrow the question I came up with was to keep myquestion geared towards a specific area which is America. Also instead of justsaying effects, because there could be negative and positive affects I just focusedon the negative part of piracy. My argument is basically stating that even thoughmany people
  • 4. MY POINT I think the most important point/argument that I am trying tomake is that media piracy is not something that only affects theproducers of media. It also affects the people who don’t do becausethe prices of the media rises and someone that they know may alsoget them in trouble by being fined or put in jail. So media piracyaffects the criminals and the producers but also innocent people. Thisis a whole society that media piracy is affecting.
  • 5. THE SUPPORT BOOKS Martinez, R. "Matthew David, Peer to Peer and the MusicIndustry: The Criminalization of Sharing; Sociology 26.5 (2011): 655-58. Print. "Pop Song Piracy." : Disobedient Music Distribution since 1929,Kernfeld. August 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2012.<>.
  • 6. THE SUPPORT ARTICLES Scholarly Article: Wall, David S. Jailhouse Frocks: Locating the PublicInterest in Policing Counterfeit Luxury Fashion Goods Journal ofCriminology November 1, 2010 50: 1094-1116 Ellyat, Holly. "Florida City Named Pirate Capital of Music World."Yahoo! Finance. Web. 15 Nov. 2012.<>.
  • 7. THE SUPPORT WEBSITE "Industry Pressure on Music Piracy." Music Piracy. The New YorkTimes. The Associated Press, 1 Mar. 2007. Web. 19 Dec. 2012.
  • 8. LETS EVALUATE The sources I used are all credible because they are either fromreliable sources like New York times website or scholarly articles andbooks all written by authors that have good rating or that areprofessors, researchers, or are in other form of a high profession.
  • 9. RESEARCH QUESTION Are the consequences too heavy when one commits the act of piracy onmedia? I chose this research question after my group and I talked over multipletopics we could pull from our over all topic of Piracy and I was interested inlearning about the consequences that come with being caught stealing media. I narrowed my question down from asking about consequences in generalto dealing with only consequences being too heavy while also making myquestion arguable at the same time.
  • 10. ARGUMENT? My argument is that consequences seem to vary from being too lightor too heavy. I think that consequences are too heavy at times whenstealing media. I say this because there are many websites circulatingthrough the internet and many people think that since there is a websitefor piracy than it must be okay. We forget that stealing media is just likestealing a purse from a department store. It is illegal and many will becaught. I think that more advertisements should be presented so this waywe will be more educated with the act of piracy.
  • 11. RESEARCH SOURCES From my five sources I think that three of them will be very sufficient towardsmy research. My first source is a book called, Peer to Peer and the Music Industry:The Criminalization of Sharing. Second source is an article called, Purchase orPirate: A Model of Consumer Intellectual Property Theft. Third source is mysecond article choice called, Digital Piracy: Causes, Consequences and StrategicResponses. All of these sources will back up my position because they all have to deal withconsequences and why one should purchase media and not pirate. Information is also given to what factors lead to someone committing the act ofpiracy.
  • 12. PHOTOGRAPH. SABOTAGETIMES. JOE HISCOCKS, 15 O C T . 2 0 1 2 . W E B . 1 8 N O V. 2 0 1 2 . < H T T P : / / W W W. S A B O T A G E T I M E S . C O M / M U S I C / I V E - D OW N L OA D E D - M U S I C - I L L E G A L LY- W H O - H A S N T / > .
  • 14. W H AT A R E T H E E F F E C T S O F P I R AC Y ON ARTIST AND THEIR LABEL?I narrowed my question by focusing on artist andtheir label, and did some presearching.
  • 15. MY ARGUMENT Piracy on music has major effects on artist and their label?
  • 16. THE RESOURCES The book I used gets more in depth with music piracy The scholarly article is helpful because its written by experts The website helps me because its unbiased and relevant
  • 18. SHOULD MEDIA PIRACY BE LEGALIZED I came up with my question by first doing some pre searching. I wanted to keep my question centered on how media piracy effects individuals. First question was: what would happen if media piracy was legal?
  • 19. POSITION/ THESISI believe that music piracy should not be legalizedbecause it promotes stealing in such a free manner.Piracy in the music industry has lead to problemswithin the economy as well as money loss for artist.Stealing is still a crime and those guilty should beheld accountable.
  • 20. ARGUMENT Money loss for artist Promotes stealing Negative effects on the economy I answered my research question by finding evidence toback up my thesis statement. Within my sources I foundinformation about how piracy within the music industry hashad negative effects on the US economy
  • 21. M . U. S . I . C . " S I G N O U R P E T I T I O N . " M U S I C U N I T E D. O RG . M U S I C U NI T E D FOR S T R I NG I NT E R NE T C OPY R I G HT, N . D . W E B . 2 6 N O V. 2 0 1 2 . < H T T P : / / W W W. M U S I C U N I T E D. O R G / > . provides valuable information on why piracy is harmful to the music industry from the artist’s point of view provides statistics, and specific quotes from artist are who talk about how digital piracy has negatively affected their work
  • 22. HINDUJA, SAMEER. MUSIC PIRACY AND C R I M E T H E O R Y. N E W Y O R K : L F B S C H O L A R L Y P U B . L L C , 2 0 0 6 . P R I N T. how and why people engage in media piracy people partake in the act due to their peer’s actions and theeasiness of the crime media piracy has a negative effect on people
  • 23. SHEHAN, BRIAN. "STOP THE MUSIC!" JOURNAL OF A DV E RT I S I NG R E S E A RC H 5 2 . 3 (2 0 1 2 ): 1 -1 3 . PR I NT. This article talks about how digital music piracy has become such aburden on the entertainment industry as well as the US economyresulting in billions of dollars lost
  • 24. EVALUATION PROCESS factual because they are written by journalist and experts. information is often presented in a way which in unbiased.With the scholarly article, I can trust that that the informationis reliable because it is often written by a professoror scholar in that particular field.
  • 25.  ED YEVELEV: Nov. 4 2012 LoveIt.