Illegal downloading and
Panorama programme and
Watch on estream...
What problems or opportunities does
new media technology pose for:
Record labels? Artists? Consumers/users?
Not enough funding from people
buying cd’s and hard copy’s
Up and coming artists can’t secure
contracts because of low budgets
They can’t secure a contract because
of low budgets from record lables
They do not make any money which
restricts their creativity
Consumers who regularly download
could have their internet slowed down
and eventually cut off from them
It can promote artists to the record
companies. More and more artists
start their career online.
They can start their career online and
become quite famous through buzz
created from illegal file sharing.
They have the opportunity to almost
try before you buy which means they
will broaden their horizon
Proposes a opportunity for record
label's to have music promoted by
Responses to the programme
• Responses on BBC website to Panorama
Other than restricting internet
access, what alternative solutions are
there to try and respond to illegal
Charge a smaller amount for streaming sites or to
download music to encourage more people to move
away from illegal downloading.
What can you find out about the current
situation or debates surrounding the
Digial Economy Act/piracy?
• Recent news on the Digital Economy Act
• Piracy articles