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P2p Effects On Media

  1. 1. IT101-013 Maria Raspa Will Spring Victoria Tran
  2. 2. Description of Our Topic <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal online companies and software programs have caused music stores and media companies to decline in sales revenue </li></ul><ul><li>We will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of online downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Come to a conclusion about our actions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hardware and Software Involved <ul><li>Involves a computer and internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Only includes software and websites </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Companies Involved <ul><li>Only includes software and websites </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>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
  5. 5. How it impacts us: PROS <ul><ul><li>Music Aspect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It allows for music sampling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows less famous bands and artists to promote themselves and get their music heard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is very easily accessible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Convenient for the user- no need to purchase the CD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can get material before the Album comes out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S FREE!! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>TV/Movies Aspect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It’s just more convenient because sometimes the networks online don’t provide the shows we want </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are no commercials embedded into the shows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy access to shows with no purchases and no video rentals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for downloads for electronic devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Convenient for the user- no need to purchase the DVD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can get the material before the DVD comes out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT’S FREE </li></ul></ul></ul>How it impacts us: PROS 
  7. 7. How it impacts us: CONS <ul><ul><li>It is against the law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading the wrong files could cause harm to your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You could be spied on by companies trying to catch illegal downloaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The record industries are losing a lot of money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes away from the artists who don’t have a lot of money to begin with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreases the amount </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of revenue for companies </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Declining Record Industry Most up to date chart on the decline of the music industry. <ul><li>The Record Industry is declining, NOT the music industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In actuality, the music industry is booming. There have been more digital downloads than ever before </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Record Industry is declining in general due to the rise of internet downloading and the Record Industry’s refusal to compromise or upgrade </li></ul>
  9. 9. How People Get Caught <ul><li>Survey Logs- the simplest, and most common. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web servers log computers that accesses it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the log file shows hundreds of transactions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Log files are not accessible to the government or any organization who want to sue illegal downloaders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a lawsuit or government action, court can issue a subpoena, which requires the owner of the webserver to turn over all related logs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Illegal Intrusions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by Media Defender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illegal but most file sharing cases are settled out of court, and it doesn't matter. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dummy Files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies such as Media Defender post files on Peer to Peer file sharing networks that appear to be valid, popular files, but are not. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then, they can get the IP address of anyone downloading these files. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Security/ Controversial Issues <ul><li>Illegal downloading has become a target for many lawsuits </li></ul><ul><li>September 8, 2003- recording industry sued 261 Americans for sharing songs on peer-to-peer networks </li></ul><ul><li>Target: children, grandparents, single mothers, college professors, college students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>random from the tens of millions of American music fans using P2P networks. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Security/Controversies Cont… <ul><li>no signs of slowing lawsuit campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announcing approximately 700 new suits each month. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today downloading from P2P networks is more popular than ever </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The lawsuits are not working. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What can we do about it? <ul><li>Make it easier and safer to find and download music legally for a reasonable fee. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Itunes, Cable Station Websites (NBC, FOX, ABC), etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educate people on the benefits of uncompressed music as opposed to compressed (mp3) formats. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Make CDs/DVDs cheaper </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources <ul><li>Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eMhGzoLx0qo </li></ul><ul><li>http://drzaius.ics.uci.edu/meta/classes/informatics161_fall06/papers/08-RIAAatTWO_FINAL.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Graph: http://digitalmusic.weblogsinc.com/2006/01/22/music-sales-on-the-decline/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16669376/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.helium.com/tm/689604/people-download-music-illegally </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/15137581/the_record_industrys_decline/2 </li></ul>