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Sharing is Caring

Date Submitted: 12/10/2004 09:23:29
Category: / Science & Technology / Computers and Cybernetics
Length: 5 pages (1300 words)
Music has always been the world's universal form of communication. The Recording Industry Association of America implies that "it touches every person of every culture on the globe to the tune of $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 do. The new phenomenon of the MPEG Layer 3 encoding (MP3) and the peer-to-peer (P2…
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…level. Also, with so many active participants downloading music, there will always be another way to find free music. No matter how many programs have lawsuits filed against them and are forced to shut down; another one will take its place. In the words of the found of Napster, Shawn Fanning claims that, "even if they succeed in shutting down those particular services, new services will spring up. It's the nature of the internet" (Wingfield).
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