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Vince Diplarides

on 20 April 2010

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Apple Apple iTunes was created by Jeffery Robbins Was created by Limewire LLC Limewire uses Gnutella because it is a serveless file sharer In 2006 iTunes sold more than a billion songs. The same year, though, an estimated 15 billion sons were illegally shared or downloaded from websites What are the effects of modern ways of aquiring music? What's considered Piracy? You can buy a CD and record it to MP3 files for your own use. You paid for the music, so it's legal.
You CANNOT download music files from a peer-to-peer network. You never paid for the music, so that's illegal. Starving artists Some artists do not care their music is being freely thrown about online, because they are getting publicity so they are still getting fans. Besides this exposure to the public, they are not getting anything else. They might not need the money to help their career, but they might need the money in the long run to be able to keep up with their new publicity. If you like the artist, why don't you pay them for it. Digital Rights Management (DRM)
If you buy a song from iTunes, you can copy that file to five computers but no more. Some artists have sued their record companies because they were illegally using thousands of tracks. The record companies would use songs from a variety of artists to make compilation CDs without securing the rights.
The artists argue "The conduct of the defendant record companies is aggravated by their strict and unremitting approach to the enforcement of their copyright interests against consumers" When iTunes was launched in 2003, Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said:
"The iTunes Music Store offers the revolutionary rights to burn an unlimited number of CDs for personal use and to put music on an unlimited number of iPods for on-the-go listening. Consumers don't want to be treated like criminals and artists don't want their valuable work stolen. The iTunes Music Store offers a groundbreaking solution for both." The iTunes music store does offer millions of songs but for a price. Some are 99 cents others are $2.99, either way you get high quality music. You can also listen to a 30 second preview before buying the song. When downloading songs from LimeWire, you do not get a preview of the song but you do not have to pay. But you are risking the quality of the song. Some artists do not mind people downloading their music off LimeWire because they are getting publicity without having to sign with a record company. Who is right? The ways we get music now have changed since the days of driving to the store to buy the CD. Legal or not, people have their own ways and are not planning on changing them. LimeWire is a convenient way of aquiring free music, while iTunes has fees for their music. Downloading music from LimeWire is illegal, but some artists do not need the money they would get if you paid for the song and some just want the publicity. iTunes pays the artist, along with everyone else involved in the making of the song. Both of these programs are the modern ways of getting music, illegal or expensive, they both are popular and have no signs of leaving.
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