MP3.com v RIAA Lee Ha

472 views
426 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
472
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

MP3.com v RIAA Lee Ha

  1. 1. MP3.com v RIAA Lee Ha Lucas Mays Alan Tsang
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Debate over the issues </li></ul><ul><li>Application of ethical tests </li></ul><ul><li>Possible social consequences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correspondence between this case and course work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>El grande scheme - o </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Background Information <ul><li>Creation of Mp3 technology </li></ul><ul><li>Mp3.com founded by Michael Robertson </li></ul><ul><li>Beam-It and Instant Listening launched </li></ul><ul><li>RIAA sues Mp3.com for blatant copyright infringement in New York* </li></ul><ul><li>Mp3.com counter-sues RIAA for defamation and unfair business practices </li></ul>
  4. 4. Stakeholders <ul><li>Record Industry (Sony, BMG, Time-Warner, EMI) </li></ul><ul><li>Mp3.com (stock holders and employees) </li></ul><ul><li>Users of Mp3.com and Mp3 technology </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers of the record industry </li></ul><ul><li>Music Artists </li></ul><ul><li>Distributors and Retailers of music </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quick overview of Copyright <ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Use </li></ul>
  6. 6. And on to the DEBATE…. <ul><li>Mp3.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Use </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Free publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility over users? </li></ul><ul><li>Musicians will make music. </li></ul><ul><li>RIAA </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Act 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Bypass technology </li></ul><ul><li>Stealing </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical? </li></ul><ul><li>Less incentive to create music </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ethical Tests <ul><li>Golden Rule: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What if you were an artist, would you want mp3.com to provide this service? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An established artist? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An emerging artist ? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Another test… <ul><li>Utilitarian Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the greatest good for society? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If it’s stealing, then it hurts artists and gives them less incentive and we end up with less music </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If it’s not stealing, then there is more publicity and the general public have easier access to music </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Lessig <ul><li>The internet is reducing the ability of copyright holders to control their property </li></ul><ul><li>Mp3.com is a perfect example of this since it has taken partial sovereignty over the artist’s intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Could a “trusted systems” model be applied? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could artists just distribute mp3’s through their site to constitutes and not need a record deal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would this destroy the record industry? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Brin <ul><li>Mp3.com is great criticism for the record industry…”You guys are living in the past and not embracing the possibilities of digital music” </li></ul><ul><li>Taught them a lesson – now the industry is trying to move in that area (Universal buying mp3.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread availability of mp3’s are holding record companies and artists accountable by giving users choices in the music they listen to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad music receives criticism – users can download only good songs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social T-Cells…musicians need to make good music </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. El Grande Scheme-o <ul><li>Mp3 technology needs to be embraced by RIAA rather than trying to stop it </li></ul><ul><li>New innovations in business and music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute songs through “trusted systems” –bypass record industry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Widespread distribution of music leading to greater social consequences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded viruses transferred within mp3’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unregulated trading of mp3’s could lead to possible trading of other things (bomb schematics, terrorist plans…) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>askdfjasdfk </li></ul>

×