Reverberations of dissent; identity and expression in Iran's illegal music
The Commission needs to make sure that consumers continue to have access to a wide variety of music in different physical and digital formats at competitive conditions." There would be an impact in terms of competition both on the physical market and on the digital market, which "the threat of illegal music
consumption (so-called piracy')" cannot justify, according to a statement, which brushes aside an argument put forward by Universal to reassure the Commission that it would impossible for it to raise its prices.
She says: "David and Emily are the same as any other teenagers, and they simply didn't realise what could happen as a result of downloading illegal music
While the spokesperson would not be drawn into queries regarding the live threat posed by illegal music
and movie downloads, he said: "Our business in the Middle East has continued to flourish since we opened our first store.
downloads are killing music production and future talent, your house is at risk if you set fire to it and never say to a DJ 'Can You Play It Next As We're Leaving Soon.....!'.
downloading continues to be a major problem for recording artists.
As far as the RIAA was concerned, illegal music
downloading was responsible for the dramatic decline in CD sales (Gross, 2004).
downloaders' ethical views have also been studied.
Despite problems with piracy and illegal music
downloads, the World Intellectual Property Organization says that Lebanon's music industry is mounting and could reach leading status in the region.
Stacks of computers brimming with illegal music
were also discovered in the operation between officials from Phonographic Performance Limited and a team from Gateshead Council's trading standards.
The former pounds 35,000-a-year IT consultant, who worked at Virgin Media's contact centre in Stockton, compared Oink to search engines such as Google, which could also direct users to illegal music
If the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) names you in an illegal music
downloading lawsuit, ignore it.
In addition, the survey asked questions pertaining to willingness to buy various forms of digital music (e.g., mean WTP for a single digital music download = $0.66) along with risk perceptions, specifically, the perceived chance of being caught for illegal music
downloads (mean = 13%) and the perceived severity of punishment if caught (mean = $2,912).
There has been a notable shift away from illegal music
downloads since Spotify exploded on to the scene, with teenagers in particular now favouring instant - and legal - streaming services.
Sites such as www.isohunt.com and www.thepiratebay.com have turned into the Mecca for illegal music
sharers, although The Pirate Bay's recent high-profile court case against the music and entertainment industry could Soon spell the end for such portals.