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  • Note that downloading or streaming music from the internet is illegal unless the copyright owner explicitly allows free downloads.
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    • 1. The Ethics Of Digital Music What Is The Future Of Copyright???
    • 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Digital Music? </li></ul><ul><li>What is MP3? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it so Important? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is Copyright? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it so Important? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Big Question - Who Owns Music? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions/Summary </li></ul>
    • 3. What is Digital Music? <ul><li>Conventional “Physical” Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DAT, CD, MiniDisc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ephemeral “Computer” Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WAV, AIFF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compressed “Computer” Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3, RealAudio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlled “Encrypted” Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquid Audio, SDMI </li></ul></ul>
    • 4. What is MP3? <ul><li>MPEG Layer 3 Audio Compression </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely efficient compression algorithm </li></ul><ul><li>The most searched-for term on the Internet </li></ul>The Hellspawn of Satan Himself...
    • 5. Why is MP3 So Important? <ul><li>Who Benefits? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Distributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 Software Producers </li></ul></ul>
    • 6. Why is MP3 So Important? <ul><li>Who Loses? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD Producers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD Retailers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record Labels </li></ul></ul>
    • 7. What is at Stake? <ul><li>Digital music downloading could generate U.S. revenues of $1.1 billion by 2003 (Forrester Research) </li></ul><ul><li>Global recorded music revenues: $38.1 billion </li></ul>$$$
    • 8. What is Copyright? <ul><li>“ Protection provided to the authors of original works of authorship” </li></ul><ul><li>Literarature &amp; Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Works </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic Works </li></ul>PROBLEM: Very Ambiguous when applied to the digital world
    • 9. Why is Copyright so Important? <ul><li>Protects creativity &amp; innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>Protects established business? </li></ul><ul><li>Ethically the “Right thing to do?” </li></ul><ul><li>Onerous in a digital world </li></ul><ul><li>Hassles consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to circumvent </li></ul>
    • 10. Copyright Ethics <ul><li>Copyright stifles technical creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Lycos, Napster, MP3.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do we need record labels? </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Free market for consumers buzzword: Empowerment </li></ul>
    • 11. A World Without Copyright... <ul><li>Streamlines entire production process </li></ul><ul><li>Better for the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use for consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Bands can gain exposure rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>What about the crap on MP3.com? </li></ul>
    • 12. The Big Question Who Owns the Music? <ul><li>Copyright is so 20th Century... </li></ul><ul><li>Can the RIAA (or anyone) stop MP3? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a Bandwidth Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we hear so little from Musicians? </li></ul><ul><li>Time for a New Model - Enable Consumers! </li></ul>
    • 13. The Artists Created it, They Should Control it... <ul><li>Many bands already run websites </li></ul><ul><li>Small bands can utilize other services </li></ul><ul><li>Great promotional tool </li></ul><ul><li>But how will they make money? </li></ul>
    • 14. Ethical Dilemmas <ul><li>People like having access to free music </li></ul><ul><li>Why buy a $20 CD for one song? </li></ul><ul><li>Crackers omnipresent </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 is not used exclusively for music… </li></ul><ul><li>RIAA vs. Diamond Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>RIAA vs. MP3.com </li></ul>
    • 15. More Ethical Weirdness... <ul><li>The Digital Millenium Copyright Act: </li></ul><ul><li>Users can circumvent security measures &amp;quot;for the purpose of enabling interoperability of an independently created computer program with other programs.&amp;quot; </li></ul>
    • 16. A Solution??? <ul><li>Digital Music Subscription Service </li></ul><ul><li>High Quality, High Speed, Inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited Download </li></ul><ul><li>Share with your friends </li></ul><ul><li>Encryption? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens when contract expires? </li></ul>
    • 17. Conclusions/Summary <ul><li>Prevailing Attitudes Will Change </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate the Middleman </li></ul><ul><li>Empower the Consumer!! </li></ul><ul><li>The Live Music Model </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription Service </li></ul><ul><li>The Music “Community” </li></ul>

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