On average every iPod or digital music player contained illegally copied songs. The proportion of illegally downloaded tracks rises to 61 per cent among 14 to year-olds. Illegal copying in some form is undertaken by 96 per cent of 18 to year-olds surveyed, falling to 89 per cent of those aged I found this while working on an opinion paper about music piracy, and here is what ive found so far. Not only does piracy exist for the movie industry, but for the music industry as well. One of the most controversial topics of the century, music piracy has stretched its way across the world, from China to Sweden to the US.
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If you download or stream from pirate sites, think twice. If you are insensitive to stealing from the rich and famous, I am hoping to touch your heart by demonstrating how piracy could hurt up and coming artists even more. For example, Hollywood studios have the financial backing to track illegal downloads and streams, and with those numbers I have estimated losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars. But the less documented damage extends far beyond the "red carpet", to emerging artists, especially those who are on the verge of making it. Independent creators are striving to earn a livelihood and make a career. For example, in the music industry, albums can cost thousands of dollars to produce and, like any other form of entertainment, they should not come for free.
U.S. teenagers who participate in illegal online activities 2012
Over the past few years, the rise of streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or Pandora has breathed new life into the music industry and changed the way people listen to their favorite tunes. Unfortunately, it has also brought about a new way of listening to music illegally. According to IFPI , so-called stream ripping illegally saving music while streaming it is now the most prevalent form of music piracy. While 35 percent of the internet users polled across 13 countries admitted to having accessed copyright-infringing music over the past 6 month, 30 percent did so by ripping streamed music. In the past, illegally downloading music from Torrent websites or other online exchanges was the most common form of music piracy.
Copyright infringement colloquially referred to as piracy is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission for a usage where such permission is required, thereby infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. The copyright holder is typically the work's creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned. Copyright holders routinely invoke legal and technological measures to prevent and penalize copyright infringement.