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  1. 1. • Jack Sparrow • Robin Hood • Me? You?U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act deems :Copying of copyrighted music (with the exception ofmaking a copy for your own use) as illegal.The U.S. Code protects copyright owners from theunauthorized reproduction, adaptation or distributionof sound recordings, as well as certain digitalperformances to the public.In more general terms, it is considered legal for you topurchase a music CD and record (rip) it to MP3 filesfor your own use only. Uploading these files via peer-to-peer networks would constitute a breach of the law.
  2. 2.  Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)  Its members are the music labels that comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world.  RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States. Record Companies  Recording companies have sued 24 Oklahomans in federal court. Eight cases have ended with a total of at least $34,450 paid to the recording companies. Read more: targeted/article/1445133#ixzz1O5Ymsy33 Music Artists (not all)
  3. 3. CD burningEmailing Mp3 filesP2P Frostwire/Limewire Torrent sites Video sites Can convert any URL with music embedded into an mp3
  4. 4. 1. As a result of sound recording piracy, the U.S. economy loses 71,060 jobs.2. Of this amount, 26,860 jobs would have been added in the sound recording industry or in downstream retail industries, while 44,200 jobs would have been added in other U.S. industries. A. U.S. workers lose $2.7 billion in earnings annually B. $1.1 billion would have been earned by workers in the sound recording industry or in downstream retail industries C. $1.6 billion would have been earned by workers in other U.S. industries. D. As a consequence of piracy, U.S. federal, state and local governments lose a minimum of $422 million in tax revenues annually. A. $291 million represents lost personal income taxes B. $131 million is lost corporate income and production taxes.Stats provided by:IPI Policy Report - Executive Summary # 188
  5. 5. Jack black Rock eg&feature=fvsrPSA
  6. 6.  Exposing foreign countries culturally different or banned music by their governments  Islamists ban music in areas of Somalia  Canada bans old Dire Straights song “Money For Nothing” Feb 1, 2011  Italy Mafia songs (songs of a life of crime) have been illegal for years  Creates wider fan bases due to exposure Frees up funds for concert tickets, or purchases of new artist’s music
  7. 7.  Exposure without having a record label behind you Created a way to release their “B” side music without label approval “leaked songs” Artists make very little from sales from mp3/iTunes sales  549/How-much-Artists-make-in-different-Formats
  8. 8. YOU TUBE OLD SCHOOL  Any one can record and  Being “Discovered” was upload a song, video, your only hope home movie, etc.  Artists stuck playing in  Has exposed many bars or venues as only unknown artist and source of exposure brought them to record  Sending out demo tapes deals. that may or may not  Can load a cover song ever get heard and it links in to original artist. Creating more exposure to original artists
  9. 9. • Began uploading cover songs in 2007 (copyright James infringement?) Dupre’• Was noticed (because of popularity on YouTube) by Ellen and featured singing a Rob Thomas song on her show in Oct 2010• Signed With Warner Brothers uwek&feature=channel_video_title Feb 2011
  10. 10. Andy McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists His dedicated online community has raised his YouTube video views in excess of 78 million plays At one point he held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on YouTube.McKee’s online media success has impacted both album and ticket sales allowinghim to tour internationally with over 200 live shows a year.
  11. 11. RIAA - RECORDING INDUSTRY OBERHOLZER AND STRUMPFASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FILE SHARING STUDY FOR HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL Protect Recording  Claim there is a 0% Companies (not artist) impact on music sales Lobbied for “Higher  75% of artists see higher Education Opportunity sales due to p2p Act“  Stance is, Piracy is a way page/40852705/Higher-Education-act- concerning-Copy-Right-law to build a fan base and Claim since Napster in take the corporation out 1999, music sales in the of the music U.S. have dropped 47 percent, from $14.6 billion  to $7.7 billion. igar/papers/FileSharing_ March2004.pdf
  12. 12. Compared to music buyers, music sharers (pirates) are: 31% more likely to buy single tracks online. 33% more likely to buy music albums online. 100% more likely to pay for music subscription services. 60% more likely to pay for music on mobile phoneAccording to article on a study conducted concerning digital pirating
  13. 13.  It is Illegal according to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Un-Named source’s (who’s name might start with a B) personal direct effect on the music industry because of pirating music files totals $33.00 for 15,000 songs. But how much has he contributed due to discovering new artists? I have found many new artists due to copy right laws being infringed on like James Dupre’s covers on YouTube and pass that on as well as purchase music due to new discoveries. Conclusion:  It’s a choice, you have to decide who to believe for statistics and know that it is illegal to Violate Digital Piracy Laws.