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This is a series of lectures I gave at Birkbeck College - clearly the notes are not extensive but if anyone would like to chat them through then feel free to talk directly to me.

This is a series of lectures I gave at Birkbeck College - clearly the notes are not extensive but if anyone would like to chat them through then feel free to talk directly to me.

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  • 1. PIRACY DISRUPTION
  • 2. THEFT, SAMPLING OR REMIX?
  • 3. IS IT THEFT OR CULTURE?
  • 4. FOR AND AGAINST
  • 5. TOP TORRENTED SHOWS 2012 (US)Top of the heap is Game of Thrones with 4.28M "Not all of the people who pirate do it because itsdownloads and here’s the full Top 10 for 2012. free - availability is also a big factor," Ernesto Van Der Sar told the BBC.1. Game of Thrones2. Dexter "Most of the titles in the top 10 list are behind3. The Big Bang Theory paywalls and are not distributed very widely. If4. How I Met Your Mother TV companies offered them online to a broader5. Breaking Bad audience, piracy would be lower than it is now.6. The Walking Dead7. Homeland "But Im not sure that would be best for their8. House revenues as they rely on expensive subscriptions9. Fringe which they still sell a lot of. If they allowed people10. Revolution to download individual episodes from Netflix, for example, they might not make as much money."
  • 6. PIRACY LEVELLING OUTMaybe music executives can finally stop singing the blues. Music piracy is onthe decline, analysts say, while an industry group said digital music sales in2012 drove global music industry revenues up for the first time since 1999.It’s not a very big gain for the music industry — just 0.3 percent to $16.5billion — but even that small uptick may be a sign that digital music hasfinally put the industry on the path to recovery. Digital music and services,the report said, grew 9 percent in the past year. That comprises digitaldownloads, as well as newer subscription services such as Spotify and ad-supported services including Pandora.http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/music-piracy-on-the-decline-as-digital-music-sales-grow/2013/02/26/5ca43fe2-804b-11e2-b99e-6baf4ebe42df_story.html
  • 7. HOW MUCH DOES AN ARTIST MAKE FROM A SINGLESTREAM OF A SONG ON ITUNES MATCH AND SPOTIFY?