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
MY POINT I think the most important point/argument that I am trying tomake is that media piracy is not something that only affects thecriminals who do it. 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. So media piracy affects the criminals and theproducers but also innocent people. This is a whole society that mediapiracy is affecting.
THE SUPPORT BOOKS Peer to Peer and the music industry: The criminalization ofsharing. Cite: David, Matthew. Peer to Peer and the Music Industry:The Criminalization of Sharing. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2010. Print. Pop song piracy: Disobedient music distribution since 1929. Cite:Kernfeld, Barry Dean. Pop Song Piracy: Disobedient MusicDistribution Since 1929. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.Print
THE SUPPORT ARTICLES Scholarly Article: Jailhouse Frocks: Locating the Public Interest inPolicing Counterfeit Luxury Fashion Goods British Journal ofCriminology November 1, 2010 50: 1094-1116 Popular Article: Music piracy stunting digital music revenue:industry exec. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rightsreserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten orredistributed.
THE SUPPORT WEBSITE Galileo. Georgia Library Learning Online. 15 september 1995<http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/westga/subjects/?Welcome>
LETS EVALUATE The sources I used are all credible because they are either fromreliable sources like Galileo which is a online Georgia library for GAor are all written by authors that have good rating or that areprofessors, researchers, or are in other form of a high profession.
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.
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.
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.
EVALUATION My sources are credible after I looked over who was the author orauthors and many were college professors and even sources werecited within my sources. I knew my sources would be relevant to my research because theyall have information focusing mainly on what leads topiracy, consequences and even laws that deal with piracy and how theyare used when someone has been caught.
MY RESEARCH QUESTION Should music piracy be legalized? I came up with my question by first doing some pre searching. I search in Google key terms like “music piracy problems” to get a general idea about my topic. The first variation of my question was: what are the negative effects of piracy. This question was way too broad and had no clear room for opinions. I did some more pre searching and saw an article about legalizing music piracy I then formulated the question: Should music piracy be legalized? This is a good question because it is not too broad nor too narrow There are two opposing sides for an argument There is more than enough information which I can find based on this question
POSITION/ THESISI 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.
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
YOUR RESEARCH Article: It won’t happen to me: An assessment of optimism bias in musicpiracy, written by Ankur Nandedkar and Vishal Midha. This academic article isabout how piracy continues to be a threat to the global economy. Results ofstructural equation modeling using a sample of 219 college students provideevidence that individuals having an optimism bias engage in piracy CNN Money- This site is helpful because it includes graphs and statisticswhich I really need for my research.
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.