#1
This is not a thread where I want to know your opinions or am questioning the morality of music downloading.

In English, I'm writing a POV (Point of View) paper, and I chose this topic. What I'm looking for from you is any facts, statistics or interesting points on the topic, including how much the ARTIST really sufers from this, and how much the ARTIST is actually affected by CD sales and everything.

Sources appreciated.

THanks a lot.
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#4
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One should not have to pay simply to listen to music.
Music is a sound
Are we charged to keep our hearing?

lol, charged for the pleasure of hearing someone else's creations.

Would you pay to get in a museum?

Same type of thing except music lasts longer imo.
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#5
Works Cited

Beal, Vangie. “When Is Downloading Music on the Internet Illegal?.” Webopedia. 22 December 2004. Google.com. 19 Nov. 2006. Keywords: music downloading statistics

Derogatis, Jim. “Cheap Trick: For every 99-cent song downloaded, an artist recieves only 4.5 cents, surrendering the rest to ...” Chicago Sun Times. 21 May 2006, Final Ed.: D6. LexisNexis. Lib., U. Central Florida. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?>

“Penalties of Piracy.” Recording Industry Association of America. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://www.riaa.com/issues/piracy/penalties.asp>

Sherwin, Adam. “Music pirate pays $100m to go legal.” The Times. Lindon. 28 July 2006.: 11. LexisNexis. Lib., U. Central Florida. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/ document?>

Tremlett, Giles. “Spanish court rules free music downloads are legal for own use.” The Guardian. 3 November 2006, Final Ed.: 21. LexisNexis. Lib., U. Central Florida. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?>

i did almost the same paper last year. i used these sites, haha, copied right from the works cired page.
#6
Quote by Seth Shadows
lol, charged for the pleasure of hearing someone else's creations.

Would you pay to get in a museum?

Same type of thing except music lasts longer imo.


So say someone else is playing a CD, you haven't paid for it, yet you can still hear it.

So how come it's no longer legal to copy CD's for your friends?
#7
Quote by Ichikurosaki
So say someone else is playing a CD, you haven't paid for it, yet you can still hear it.

So how come it's no longer legal to copy CD's for your friends?


was it ever? i mean......even since the time of cassettes
#9
Quote by seljer
was it ever? i mean......even since the time of cassettes


I dunno .. but the point still stands.

Sharing music with your friends is okay. aslong as its from the original CD. stupid.
#10
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Works Cited

Beal, Vangie. “When Is Downloading Music on the Internet Illegal?.” Webopedia. 22 December 2004. Google.com. 19 Nov. 2006. Keywords: music downloading statistics

Derogatis, Jim. “Cheap Trick: For every 99-cent song downloaded, an artist recieves only 4.5 cents, surrendering the rest to ...” Chicago Sun Times. 21 May 2006, Final Ed.: D6. LexisNexis. Lib., U. Central Florida. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?>

“Penalties of Piracy.” Recording Industry Association of America. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://www.riaa.com/issues/piracy/penalties.asp>

Sherwin, Adam. “Music pirate pays $100m to go legal.” The Times. Lindon. 28 July 2006.: 11. LexisNexis. Lib., U. Central Florida. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/ document?>

Tremlett, Giles. “Spanish court rules free music downloads are legal for own use.” The Guardian. 3 November 2006, Final Ed.: 21. LexisNexis. Lib., U. Central Florida. 19 Nov. 2006. <http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?>

i did almost the same paper last year. i used these sites, haha, copied right from the works cired page.


Ha, awesome!

THanks to everyone who has contributed so far, please keep it up, it's a great help. I need at least 12 sources in a works cited page, so the more the merrier.
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#11
Quote by Ichikurosaki
I dunno .. but the point still stands.

Sharing music with your friends is okay. aslong as its from the original CD. stupid.

Would sneaking someone else into a museum that required admission without paying be "Okay"?

Sure, we all do it. We let our friends hear a tune or two or borrow a cd. But copying cds, downloading and piracy is illegal.

stupid.
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#12
Quote by Seth Shadows
Would sneaking someone else into a museum that required admission without paying be "Okay"?


information should be free
#13
^ but how would someone get compensation for one of their creations or collections?
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#14
I did a similar essay on this last year I think this might be good for you to use;

Hey Rosetta is a band from Newfoundland, Canada. Their cd costs $13 to buy but the band only makes a quarter each. This is proof that it is only the record companies are the ones who really suffer from downloading music.

Here's another little thing you might wanna use;

There are better ways to support a band that are more beneficial to both you and the band. Bands get all the money from merchandise so if you want to support the band get some merch.