Deviance and Internet Piracy

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Deviance? Defined as anything of violation of the norm.

In the sociological perspective of functionalist, deviance is important for society to remain functional. For it contributes to the social order.

Piracy is defined as an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea.
The idea of categorizing the transgression of private rights in creative works as "piracy" predates statutory copyright law. The

Sean Parker joined friend Shawn Fanning and started the file-sharing service Napster in 1999.

Napster's popularity among music lovers quickly escalated. Within its first year, the service attracted tens of millions of users, but also became a target of the music industry, which saw the start-up as a huge threat to its business.
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He should have done more in order to insure that they weren’t breaking laws, but he pretty much stood back. The company rarely did anything to stop piracy. So the end result was justified. With his actions he did trigger the film,music,and software industry to provide more content on the internet for a cheaper price, and on different devices.

In 2006, Jammie Thomas-Rasset a mother of four violated intellectual property laws by downloading illegal music in her use of the file-sharing program Kazaa. The country's top court upheld without comment the verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset in the long-running, high-profile digital piracy case.Three trials and multiple appeals later, she has been ordered to pay amounts as high as $1.92 million or $80,000 for each of 24 illegally downloaded tracks. After the third trial, at which the jury awarded the music companies $1.5 million, the amount was reduced on appeal to $220,000. .

She’s someone that should have known better. But during 2006 it wasn’t widely known that it was
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