Weeks, Douglas G.
File-sharing technology, popularized by the Napster Internet music sharing software, has changed the way that consumers access music. Sharing music online may breach copyright law provisions set in place to protect artist's rights, which include just compensation for their work. Interviews with record labels and artists were used to supplement research efforts. In order to adapt Napster type software to the online music forum, ethical consumer practices to stop piracy, and updated copyright mechanisms to prosecute piracy, must be encouraged.
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