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Illegal downloading is considered a crime abroad

Illegal downloading may not always be considered a crime in India but this can land you in trouble abroad. With the rise of online streaming sites, illegally viewing pirated content has been a practice followed by several people in India although this is strictly regulated abroad in several countries. 365 more words

ASCAP, Music, and Fair Use in New Media

We have come a long way since the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) was founded in 1914. Music industries have blown up so much in the last 2 decades alone; we have gone through phases of new genres, ridden waves of new electronic instrumentation, and been introduced to a plethora of music distribution. 609 more words


Sharing, like we were always meant to

In the creation of the world wide web and the centralisation of technology, computers were the end nodes for all cyber communication. Each computer linked to every other computer in the network, which was created for sharing information easily. 155 more words


Ireland Ranks 3rd in Searching for 'Game of Thrones' as Viewing Records are Smashed Worldwide

A record breaking 23 million people in the UK and US tuned in to watch the first new episode of Game of Thrones. That’s a 50% uplift in some places on last year.  177 more words


The Voyage of Software Pirates

Ethics: Software Piracy via YouTube

The online world has now become practically like the real world especially in terms of product availability. One does not have to go to music stores just to purchase a copy of Taylor Swift’s or Ed Sheeran’s new album since there is now iTunes,  Google Play Music, Spotify, Spinnr, and other online platforms that serve as streaming portals or digital music shops.   1,290 more words

Piracy: Outdated Punishment

Is the punishment for illegal file sharing too steep? If you’re caught illegally downloading, you can face charges up to $250,000 and/or up to five years in jail. 236 more words