Essays Tagged: "mp3 files"

Who is Napster actually Hurting?

tware (http://www.napster.com), launched early in 1999, allows internet users to share and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software is used by downl ... onnecting to the network through this software, which allows sharing (uploading and downloading) of MP3 files between all users connected to the network. While Napster does not condone copyright infri ...

(8 pages) 192 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

The history, benifits and complications of Mp3s and Piracy.

The trading of MP3's or digital music over the Internet is all ways going to be an important part of the music indu ... cy issues over the Internet would cost record companies more money than what they are losing due to MP3 trading. The record industry is trying to fight the major sites and companies in court with copy ... over the Web because of the difficulty in preventing unauthorized - and unpaid - copying of songs."MP3 is a file format which compresses audio files to efficiently store the audio data in files that ...

(7 pages) 278 0 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Downloading songs from the Internet: is it robbery or free expression? A specific look at Napster Inc

The Napster software, established in May of 1999, permits Internet users to share and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software downloads a clie ... en connects to the network through the software. This allows sharing, uploading and downloading, of MP3 files between all users connected to the network. Napster also lets users to speak to one anothe ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Napster

Fanning. They made software called Napster, which is a medium for users to interact and swap their MP3 files through the net. Therefore, Fanning's brothers are not the ones, who own all the songs in ... device is also sold separately and ranges from $99 to $350. Besides CD-RW, there is a device called MP3 Player. People can store several MP3 files and listen to the songs like using a Walkman or Discm ...

(6 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Digital Piracy

software that is commonly distributed on the Internet today. The four main types are "Warez", MP3 files, Movies, and Games. According to an Article by the Nando Media, the term "Warez is a hacke ... "Warez is a hacker shorthand for the pirated versions of software" (Video-games Sue page 1). MP3 files are the most common type of pirated file on the Internet. They are music files in a very c ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Napster

ers to connect to other computers to download Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) (?MPEG?) Layer 3 (MP3) (?What is a MP3??) files directly from another computer. Napster now has over 64 million regis ... tists and the record companies (Eliscu 17). They way this system would work, is that when ever the MP3 file was downloaded, it would be encrypted with a digital lock, and the users would have to join ...

(8 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Napster

digital universe brought us a new format of compressed music, to listen from our computers, called mp3s. The use of mp3s can be unlawful in only a way if you make the mp3s to a wav and than copy to ... ay if you make the mp3s to a wav and than copy to a blank-cd or certain sites have said that having mp3 files more than 24 hours its illegal, if you have it less than 24 hours its not. The Recording ...

(1 pages) 330 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

To Download or Not to Download: Music Piracy

l new computers purchased today include a software package that allows for the creation of CDs from mp3 files. With P2P?or peer to peer?networks readily available, users can easily search for and down ... y impossible to regulate: ?Digital-music fans go wherever there?s software that lets them get their mp3 files. Short of suing 70 million-plus people for encrypting every CD and DVD sold (and unlikely ...

(4 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Music Download

Music Download.The introduction of the MP3 format catalyzed the act of downloading music from the Internet. MP3 is a MPEG standard used for ... cal society has also lead to the development of portable devices with the ability to store and play MP3 files. Such devices include; the Apple iPod, the MP3 Player and the mobile phone.How music is ...

(6 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Napster, P2P software, and the Sharing of Music in the Digital Age.

ense is the reason why many believe (or believed, before they got caught) that it’s ok to download mp3 files (music files) for personal use and not be legally persecuted. This is what Napster lawyer ... software necessary for the peer-to-peer file transfer to work. People used it primarily for copying MP3 music files, avoiding the need to actually purchase cd’s, tapes, or records.Napster racked u ...

(8 pages) 21 0 3.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies