Essay on Free Music Allowed on the Internet?

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Free Music Allowed on the Internet?

Technology is a huge part of our lives today. So much of what we do involves the use of the computer. Things that we never thought would be available to us over the computer are now there, so why not be able to download free music from your favorite artists? Artists as well as the record companies need to see the growth of technology as a good thing, and use it to their advantage so they do not miss out on the inevitable benefits.

Many artists and record companies do not think that it is a good thing to have their music available for free because they feel that they will lose a lot of money. The thing that they need to realize is that technology is only going to get better and they need to use it
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What Napster actually does is provide access to nearly every recording anyone oculd want. Napster has not copied or accumulated any of the recordings available from it; it simply helps people to seek the music that they want. It has music available that may not be available anywhere else, and it offers instant connection. It allows someone to listen to a song and check out the artist before spending eighteen dollars on the CD. It is like a "library," where everyone connected "shares" songs with one another. Artists, such as Metallica, who sued Napster, believed their songs were "being given away and the 'library' as ill-gotten pirate booty."

Another reason why the Recording Industry says that free music should not be allowed is because of the copyright law. In the article, "Chained melodies" by Damien Cave he discusses the copyright law. Many of the CDs that are coming out these days are being copy-protected. This means that you are not able to download them onto your computer and put them onto your MP3 player. This is done so that music cannot be downloaded onto the computer. The problem is that many of the people who would want to download the music are not interested in pirating, they just want to download it onto their MP3 players and the new CDs will not allow it. Computer Programmers will eventually find a way to unlock the encryption, and get it to work so that they are able to download their
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