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  • 1. Lambert 1(Robert) Curtis LambertEnglish 101Professor Bolton25 June, 2012TEXT Analysis Addendum to Handwritten Sheet for Outline: BODY paragraph 1: The vast majority of the media that is duplicated is done legally andthe artists whose work is being recorded, in any fashion, is compensated according to the law.However, it has become increasingly difficult to monitor and protect the rights of artists in themedia industry, due largely to the fact that digital technology changes and advances at lightningspeed in today’s market…[the] media savvy youth culture sees nothing wrong with Peer-2-Peerfile sharing. It is an accepted practice, largely by teens and college students, to download andshare files among themselves, without ever paying for the data or media being shared. This statement above corresponds directly with my thesis: I contend that the precedent for media piracy laws have been set since before theturn of the 20th century, and although the type of media continues to develop and progressat a pace beyond our ability to keep up, the basic statute of the law has not changed: if oneduplicates and/or sells or uses someone else’s media, in any form, without their written orexpress permission, then they are breaking the law. BODY paragraph 2: The Internet has made every artist’s work readily available at theclick of a button. No thought is given to who owns the work on the Internet or how to pay for it,and there is no sense of urgency in legislating these artist’s rights.
  • 2. Lambert 2 I use the statement above, which correlates with my thesis, as well as my research article,to support my claim that there is a need for attention to the time factor that has always plaguedmedia piracy in developing technology. BODY paragraph 3: Lessig gives a myriad of examples on how, throughout history,people have been going to great extremes to avoid paying royalties attached to media copyrightlaws. My topic sentence for BODY paragraph 3, again, restates my claim, based on my thesis,that historically people have gone to great lengths to avoid copyright payments. I cite theauthor’s [Lessig] example of how Hollywood came in to being: by running from patents in thefilm industry owned by Thomas Edison.