A Look at Online Piracy of Movies in addition to Music Introduction Introduction (cont.) Introduction (cont.) Introduction (cont.)
Mann, Charles, Contributing Editor has reference to this Academic Journal, PHwiki organized this Journal A Look at Online Piracy of Movies in addition to MusicJohnny LamR in addition to i WagnerDavina VilaylakIntroductionOnline piracy is associated with copyright infringementCopyright infringement is defined as unauthorized distribution or use of copyrighted worksOpponents use the term online piracy because they see copyright violators as pirates that ravaged shipsProponents use the term to recollect the romanticism of the pirate lifestyle which is the epitome of individual freedom in addition to liberationIntroduction (cont.)Online piracy results in: violation of intellectual property rights in monetary losses artistic in addition to creative development being threatened Opponents argue there are significant losses in profit music is not only produced by the artist but also support staff such as engineers, designers, etc.Reduces the incentive to produce musicProponents argue Profit loss is minimalPeople who engage in pirating would not purchase the product anywaysPeople sample music by pirating in addition to purchase CDs if they like itThere has been no substantial in addition to definitive evidence to support either sides claim
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Introduction (cont.)Online piracy mainly consists of audio in addition to video content, but it can also includeSoftwareBooksOther as long as ms of intellectual property Occurs mainly because it is cheaper in addition to more convenient than most legal means Introduction (cont.)Online piracy is possible because of many technological factorsHigh volume, inexpensive digital storage mediaCompression as long as mats allowing files to be downloaded, copied in addition to stored more easilyHigh speed internet allowing as long as quick transfer of large filesPeer to peer technologyThere are mainly two intermediaries as long as online piracy: the internet in addition to peer to peer file sharingHere are some facts
Some more interesting tidbits Recent Online Piracy LegislationThe goal of SOPA & PIPA is to combat as long as eign websites that engage in counterfeiting in addition to violate copyrightsStop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)Allows intellectual property owners to shut down as long as eign sites that infringe copyrighted worksProtect IP Act (PIPA)Requires companies to block domain names of websitesWhy did they create SOPA
Piracy of Video ContentOne of the most commonly pirated materials are movies in addition to television shows.Posting a video on the Web that features copyrighted content is illegal, but the practice is still extremely common.While many companies have taken measures in order to stop piracy, it still continues strongly.
Reasons as long as Piracy of Video ContentCostPeople often want to share short clips from videos with friends.People want to edit down movies/TV shows as long as other creative reasonsSome have otherwise no access to TV show/movieIts fairly easy to do in addition to can sometimes yield a profitPiracy in addition to the Entertainment IndustryStudy on whether or not pirated movies hurt box office per as long as mancesExperiment- Using a variety of controls, researchers compared ticket sales be as long as e in addition to after BitTorrentResearchers most interested in seeing the effect of release lag on ticket salesResult- They found that the greater the lag in the release of the film, the more piracy occurred, in addition to the film would lose moneyScience fiction/action movies pirated the most Impatience in addition to piracy
Piracy in addition to the Entertainment IndustryA report on the study also mentioned the effect on television studiosNBC- removed its content from iTunes after being unable to settle a contract with AppleShortly afterward, NBC shows became much more frequently piratedThe study cites that piracy often occurs when there is no other alternative to viewing the contentPiracy in addition to the Entertainment IndustryAn article from Forbes.com suggests that the entertainment industry might in fact be exaggerating about the effect of piracy.The article suggests there is no clear link between fewer sales in addition to the amount of piracyIt is also noted that, typically, the most pirated movies are also the highest per as long as ming at the box officeStrategies to Combat PiracySOPA/PIPADesigned to stop websites from allowing users to post copyrighted materialSeen as a threat to sites like YouTube in addition to FacebookYouTube copyright school Interestingly, YouTube has set up a class of sorts where those who repeatedly pirate content will become educated in the law to hopefully change their ways Regardless, if a user is reported as long as piracy three times, their account is suspended
Strategies to Combat PiracyAn L.A. Times article also mentions how YouTube searches out its piracy violators.By having companies submit large sections of their work (movies or television shows), bots can search through the uploaded YouTube videos as long as content that is too similar to source materialIt is also considered a felony to record in a movie theater.Audio PiracyWhile piracy of audio is little compared to the piracy of movies in addition to television shows. It is still a step in showing how piracy evolved from just music to many other types of digital media.History of Audio Piracy (Be as long as e the Internet)It was easy to catch people with physical evidence when it became detected. 1976, Copyright Revision Act made infringement of copyright as long as commercial or private financial gain illegal.1982, it became a felony.And in 1992, the stakes went up to 5 yrs in prison in addition to $250,000 as long as individuals in addition to $500,000 as long as organizations.
History Contd (After the Internet)The first real threat to the both the music in addition to music industry were the combination of the MP3 in addition to the Internet.MP3 (MPEG-1, Layer 3) is a compression/ decompression as long as mat that enabled users to download from CDs, or share recordings w/ friends online.While not the only recording tool out there it was the first noticeable one.NapsterOpened in 1999 as song copying service.Had < 50 million users a year later.A survey said that 3000 out of 4000 students used Napster at least once a month.Many people thought that the success of Napster was the finish of copyright.Sued by 18 companies as long as copyright infringement. Strategies to Combat PiracyWith the threat of the MP3, all record labels were encouraged to engage in learning about the development to minimize potential damage from this disruptive technology.The companies must accept the changing environment in addition to use the technology to their advantage while safeguarding their copyrights.
iTunesProsDo not need to pay as long as costs of disks in addition to its packaging.Makes use of current online technology.ConsMakes it easier to download easily in addition to send it to others.ConclusionOnline piracy is very hard to stop, in addition to stopping the internets growth is almost impossible.Corporations will have to deal with the new technology by adapting to it in addition to using it to their advantage.
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