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Module code: 4003BUSBUS
Tutor: Gary Brown
Assessment due date: 28/11/2014

Name: Bridget Hitchen
Student ID:708355

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1 Table of Contents
Module code:4003BUSBUS 1
Tutor: Gary Brown 1
Assessment due date:28/11/2014 1
Name: Bridget Hitchen 1
Student ID:708355 1
2 Introduction 4
3 What is digital content? 4
3.1 Music 4
3.2 Software 4
3.3 Games 4
3.4 Books 4
3.5 Films 4
3.6 TV 4
4 What is piracy? 5
4.1 History 5
4.2 Law 5
4.3 Role of the internet? 5
4.4 P2P and File sharing 5
Effects 5
5 Effects on the different industries 5
5.1 Jobs losses 5
5.2 Income 5
5.3 Creativity 5
5.4 Innovation 6
6 Effect on the artist, author, programmer and business 6
6.1 Fewer making a living 6
6.2 Job losses 6
6.3 Loss of profits 6
6.4
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This report shows that digital piracy can reduce the growth of digital content. However it’s also encouraged many positives
• Piracy has caused many business to innovate to keep up with the threat of digital piracy
• Some studies have shown that piracy hasn’t reduced profits
• The increase is piracy has led to educating people through campaigns, which will mean in future that the piracy should decrease as knowledge increases
• The increase in piracy has led to more enforcement of the laws and higher penalties in breaking them

Digital piracy

4 Introduction

There are many forms of digital content. All of them can be stolen and this is illegal as is any other form of stealing. Digital piracy is the sharing and downloading digital content illegally. The problem with digital piracy has been around for over 20 years, however due to many factors such as the recession and the increasing development of technology the problem is becoming increasing difficult to manage (QUIGLEY, 2008). However the ability to buy the content online has boosted the profit for many creators of digital content.

5 What is digital content?
There are many forms of digital content. All of them can be stolen and this is illegal as is any other form of stealing.
5.1 Music
Music is the can be the grouping or sole use of vocal and instrumental sources in an arrangement.
5.2 Software
Software is the recording of information onto a form such as a disc. The information is programmed into
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