Essays Tagged: "RIAA"

Napster Alternatives

e practically its birth Napster has been harassed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). RIAA claims that Napster has committed copyright infringement of artists' music by allowing i ... allowing its users to share music without charging to use the service."On December 8th, 1999 the RIAA filed a lawsuit against Napster for copyright infringement and is asking for $100 million in da ...

(4 pages) 91 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

A Premonition of things to come What will be the next anti-piracy move by the RIAA/MPAA?

A Premonition of things to comeWhat will be the next anti-piracy move by the RIAA/MPAA?Many of us are wondering what the next action by these organizations to impair our rights ... ms very laid out and will be the worst to date.Who they are?It might seem like lumping the MPAA and RIAA together so easily is a little presumptuous. But after looking at the facts carefully it is ver ... s Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.,Universal Studios, Inc., and Warner Bros. While the RIAA notes a remarkable 808 record labels that are "members" of the RIAA. Although many of these rec ...

(11 pages) 117 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

MP3 Controversy.

that has created a huge stir in the music industry. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is furious at the fact that millions of people around the world are downloading MP3's off the ... liance with the law is the responsibility of the end-user" (McCarthy).On December 9th of 1999, "the RIAA filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Northern California, accused Napster Inc. of viol ...

(6 pages) 317 1 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Is Activist Hacking Illegal?

How lame is this?The most negligent act on the part of RIAA to regulate it's industry is to sue consumers fromdownloading their copyrighted material online ... stry distributors that doesn't have any real say about litigationconcerning a specific one company. RIAA is offering blanket amnesty to people giving themselvesin. However, when your name is given the ... tead use this program called peer guardian, whichcan be found readily on the web for free, to block RIAA and MPAA or affliated organizationsthat monitor illegal downloads on peer to peer networks or t ...

(1 pages) 96 1 4.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Divx; Summary and Implications

ularity, and acceptability. Because of the proliferation of Mp3 and it's use in piracy of music the RIAA is working with Divx Networks in developing digital rights management to be built in the codec. ...

(2 pages) 33 0 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Downloading music. Persuasive essay that agrees downloading music is right and shouldn't be restricted.

iginally belonged to the users, it was difficult for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to file a case against them. Eventually, at Napster's peak in 2001, it was shut down. Nonethel ... opular, Morpheus and Kazaa, which are used most frequently by the youth of America. Since 2003, the RIAA has found a new way to end file sharing: suing any individual found with an excessive amount of ...

(3 pages) 520 3 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Right to Download Music -persuasive essay to convince it's okay to download music, includes lots of statistics

In September of 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed 261 lawsuits against computer users. This was the beginning of the music industry's stri ... or sharing music. This lady did not own a computer, nor did she care for the hardcore rap songs the RIAA said she had downloaded. When certain artists stood up for the RIAA, agreeing that such people ... d of spending their money on the artists' CDs, they spent it on concert tickets and merchandise.The RIAA is fighting an endless battle. In 2001, an estimated 53% of American teenagers downloaded music ...

(4 pages) 323 1 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Sharing is Caring

$40 billion annually, and the U.S. recording industry accounts for fully one-third of that market" (RIAA). As technology rapidly increases, file sharing amongst consumers becomes faster and easier to ... are being traded around the internet without the consent of the artist or record companies (Boycott-RIAA). In other words, file sharing is considered to be in violation with copyrights. Copyright is t ...

(5 pages) 112 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

E-Business Ethics

This paper explores the ethics illustrated by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the people who download music from the Internet. It focuses on discussing the concerns tha ... erns that arise when certain threatening technology is developed and implemented. In this case, the RIAA is apparently willing to take great measures, with questionable ethics, in challenging this tec ...

(7 pages) 339 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Argumentitive Essay on the RIAA/File-Sharing Controversy

versial from the start; drawing tremendous support from the entertainment and recording industries (RIAA), yet heavily criticized by academics, organizations, and others who saw the potential conseque ... has observed a decline in CD sales. Instead of chalking it up to a national economic resection, the RIAA has singled out file sharing as the cause. They have now resorted to filing lawsuits against in ...

(2 pages) 73 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Listening to a Monster

just plain sell music, they must get their money. The Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA is guilty of deliberately reducing the variety of music, price gouging, and they don't care abo ... rately reducing the variety of music, price gouging, and they don't care about their consumers. The RIAA should be boycotted.The RIAA likes to keep face. It must, because if it looks ugly to the consu ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Controversial Music.

it lyrics or content started having black and white parental advisories on them in 1994 (http://www.riaa.org/Parents-Advisory-4.cfm). Are these labels necessary? Is controversial music molding our soc ... , caring more about rhythm and melody. The warning label alone isn't enough incentive.' (http://www.riaa.org/Parents-Advisory-4.cfm).'Censorship, like charity should begin at home -- but unlike charit ...

(7 pages) 62 1 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Censorship in music. Is it neccesary?

it lyrics or content started having black and white parental advisories on them in 1994 (http://www.riaa.org/Parents-Advisory-4.cfm). Are these labels necessary? Is controversial music molding our soc ... , caring more about rhythm and melody. The warning label alone isn't enough incentive.' (http://www.riaa.org/Parents-Advisory-4.cfm).'Censorship, like charity should begin at home -- but unlike charit ...

(7 pages) 85 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Should RIAA keep filing lawsuits against people who illegally download?

In 2003, the RIAA, or Recording Industry of America, launched lawsuits against 261 peer-to-peer file sharing user ... s with pay-for-music services as of August, and more signed agreements since then, according to the RIAA.Since September 2003, the RIAA has filed more than 7000 lawsuits, including more than 2200 laws ... ing more than 2200 lawsuits announced since October 1, against alleged file traders.Do I think that RIAA should stop filing lawsuits against people who illegally download? Absolutely. I am sure that a ...

(6 pages) 48 0 4.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Should Downloading Music Be Illegal - Piracy Essay

minals, they are.Who are "They" you ask?The Recording Industry Association of America, known as the RIAA, was established in 1952 for the sole purpose of improving sound quality and playback speed of ... ity and playback speed of vinyl records, the source of music at the time. Throughout the years, the RIAA has participated in the development of many music formats, including what became to be known as ...

(5 pages) 168 1 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

CD Burning & Copyright Law

o has access to the internet has access to downloading movies and music (illegally) for "free". The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has fought back with investigations and lawsuits on ... is interested in it, as well as websites and online offers to "download music/movies for free". The RIAA describes this crime as online piracy, which is "the unauthorized uploading of a copyrighted so ...

(4 pages) 35 1 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Napster And MP3's

ng numbers of record companies continue to side with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against the claims made toward the software company Napster. Shawn Fanning, a newly 19-year-o ... xpensive.        Napster's P2P technology may be its savior in its trial with the RIAA. There are endless, and totally legal, possibilities for P2P applications, from swapping dense ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Internet File Sharing Programs

ave been filed against them. Organizations including the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have sued the creators of these programs ... used Napster. By July of that year, it was up to 5 million users (MacDonald).On March 4, 2000, the RIAA filed a lawsuit against Napster for copyright violations. The RIAA attempted to shutdown Napste ...

(8 pages) 37 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Napster

ywhere. Meanwhile, the number of files being traded on this program would reach the billions.The RIAA took legal action against Napster in December 1999. This lawsuit took months to complete but th ...

(1 pages) 556 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Napster

if it were to disappear. Well this could very well happen. Napster is trying to be shut down by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for copyright infringement. The RIAA is bringing up ... roviders are given a safe harbor so that they canot be help liable fore their users activities. The RIAA is trying to argue that Napster is not covered by this act because they know that some of their ...

(3 pages) 8 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies