IT101-013 Maria Raspa Will Spring Victoria Tran
Description of Our Topic The music and video retail industries are affected by the online sources available that allow the public to download music and videos on the internet for free Illegal online companies and software programs have caused music stores and media companies to decline in sales revenue We will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of online downloads
Come to a conclusion about our actions
Hardware and Software Involved Involves a computer and internet access Only includes software and websites
P2P- a Peer to Peer software program that enables people to share their music or media directly from the source instead of downloading from the web
Major Companies Involved Only includes software and websites Legitimate Illegitimate Netflix- watch now, all these movies within web browser Bit-torrent- thepiratebay.com- P2P sharing of movies Walmart- netflix type thing KazAa- P2P sharing of music and media Amazon has unbox- buy movies and download unto laptop LimeWire- same as KazAa Itunes Ovguide.com- provides free movies and tv shows directly from site Television Network Websites: ABC, NBC, FOX TV-links.co.uk- same as ovguide.com
Peer to Peer (P2P) software is a method of file sharing over a network in which individual computers are linked via the Internet or a private network to share programs/files, often illegally . Users download files directly from other users' computers, rather than from a central server.
How it impacts us: PROS It allows for music sampling Allows less famous bands and artists to promote themselves and get their music heard It is very easily accessible Convenient for the user- no need to purchase the CD
Can get material before the Album comes out
It’s just more convenient because sometimes the networks online don’t provide the shows we want There are no commercials embedded into the shows Easy access to shows with no purchases and no video rentals Allows for downloads for electronic devices Convenient for the user- no need to purchase the DVD How it impacts us: PROS
Can get the material before the DVD comes out
How it impacts us: CONS Downloading the wrong files could cause harm to your computer You could be spied on by companies trying to catch illegal downloaders The record industries are losing a lot of money
Takes away from the artists who don’t have a lot of money to begin with
Declining Record Industry Most up to date chart on the decline of the music industry. The Record Industry is declining, NOT the music industry In actuality, the music industry is booming. There have been more digital downloads than ever before
The Record Industry is declining in general due to the rise of internet downloading and the Record Industry’s refusal to compromise or upgrade
How People Get Caught Survey Logs- the simplest, and most common. Web servers log computers that accesses it the log file shows hundreds of transactions. Log files are not accessible to the government or any organization who want to sue illegal downloaders. In a lawsuit or government action, court can issue a subpoena, which requires the owner of the webserver to turn over all related logs. Illegal but most file sharing cases are settled out of court, and it doesn't matter. Companies such as Media Defender post files on Peer to Peer file sharing networks that appear to be valid, popular files, but are not.
Then, they can get the IP address of anyone downloading these files.
Security/ Controversial Issues Illegal downloading has become a target for many lawsuits September 8, 2003- recording industry sued 261 Americans for sharing songs on peer-to-peer networks Target: children, grandparents, single mothers, college professors, college students
random from the tens of millions of American music fans using P2P networks.
Security/Controversies Cont… no signs of slowing lawsuit campaign Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announcing approximately 700 new suits each month. Today downloading from P2P networks is more popular than ever
The lawsuits are not working.
What can we do about it? Make it easier and safer to find and download music legally for a reasonable fee. Itunes, Cable Station Websites (NBC, FOX, ABC), etc Educate people on the benefits of uncompressed music as opposed to compressed (mp3) formats.
Use the music download scene to market and create awareness. The increased sales from more people knowing about your band may offset whatever you lose to piracy.
Sources Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eMhGzoLx0qo http://drzaius.ics.uci.edu/meta/classes/informatics161_fall06/papers/08-RIAAatTWO_FINAL.pdf Graph: http://digitalmusic.weblogsinc.com/2006/01/22/music-sales-on-the-decline/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16669376/ http://www.helium.com/tm/689604/people-download-music-illegally