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Illegal Music Downloading

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Stephanie Hamrick

on 17 May 2011

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Music Piracy Consequences: $750 a song 5 years in prison Jammie Thomas $1.5 Million? War on Piracy RIAA Stats Does it Effect The Artists? Artists recieve $1.30 for a $17.00 CD US! iTunes raising prices $.99 to $1.29 What could we gain? Spotify “Spotify is perhaps the biggest, coolest, greatest piece of software you’re not allowed to use” “It has fundamentally changed how people listen to music in Europe Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) $30? OR 24 songs 1 2008- 40 billion songs illegally downloaded 2 "In the decade since 1999, music sales in the U.S. have dropped 47 percent, from $14.6 billion to $7.7 billion" 3 70,000 jobs were lost 4 $12.5billion x 5years = $62.5billion
$12.5billion x 10years = $125 billion “[A] study by the Institute for Policy Innovation pegs the ANNUAL harm at $12.5 billion dollars in losses to the U.S. economy Danz, John. “Woman Fined $1.5 Million For Downloads.” The OP. Nov. 2011. Operated Press. 5 May 2011 <http://thesop.org/story/20101106/woman-fined-15-million-for-downloads-are-you-kidding-me.html>. Moehring, Alex. “Music Piracy and Its Effects.” People, Ideas and Things. Apr. 2011. People, Ideas and Things Journal. 5 May 2011 <http://siteslab.org/pitjournal/node/982>. Piracy Online. Feb. 20011. Recording Industry Association of America. 5 May 2011 <http://www.riaa.org/physicalpiracy.php?content_selector=piracy-online-scope-of-the-problem>. Works Cited
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