The Impact Of The Internet On The Music Industry

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AbstractIn recent years, illegal music downloading has become a large focus of the music industry. It has brought a huge drawback to the music industry mostly caused by the great force of MP3. Although more and more people are aware of this issue, there are still others who overlook the negative sides of downloading MP3 and the copyright laws and insist on downloading illegal music files due to it being difficult to trace these online illegal acts.The aim of this essay is describe how MP3 has impacted on the music industry. It also includes basic information on MP3 technology, music file-transferring technology, music copyright laws, and will give three suggestions to prevent online music ...view middle of the document...

Some websites enable the network servers to download music online and this has become a major controversy in terms of copyright law, because it is uncertain whether it is legal or not. The online music war has been slowly increased since MP3 technology was invented. This essay will give a brief explanation of music file-transferring technology, explain how the internet affects the entertainment industry and give some demonstrates to prevent online music piracy.2. The Transfer of music filesOnline music was introduced to consumers many years ago. It brought convenience to music customers who were using devices such as MP3 player, iPod, iriver, etc. It is easy for most people to share music files. All the equipment that is needed to transfer file is solely a computer, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and file sources; the file sources depend on their software programs such as the Microsoft word is a program provided text sources, the ACD see provides JPEG image sources and the Window media player provides audio file sources. Copying a file from a floppy disk or a CD onto your hard drive is quite simply just following the software instructions. The process involves two steps: file sharing and downloading the program.2.1 File sharingTo begin with the first step, the file sharing; most music files are compressed before they are sent online. The compressing process makes audio data in a smaller size which are usually transferred in the form of MP3 files. Over the last two years there has been a sudden peak in the rise of the MP3 culture; mainly due to the popularity of the Apple's Ipod series. As a result, the company is constantly updating and adding to their Ipod range. The new MP4 format is being improved and marketed, and the music industry is taking note of the importance and impact of the online music community, charts and purchasing powers. MP3 helps speed of transfer; the smaller the files are the quicker download will be. Screen Sound Australia defined, 'MP3 is a coding standard for the compression and storage of audio content. This format allows audio files to be compressed by up to one twelfth of their original size while retaining acceptable sound quality. Using bit rates of 64 to 192 kbits/s, audio can run in real-time over the slower broadband connections, including single ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network), and can be downloaded over a dial-up modem in a more realistic time - typically two to four times the actual running time (ScreenSound Australia, National screen and sound achieve).' This logically means MP3 can be traced online and downloaded swiftly online which makes it so famous. The popular MP3 is an acronym for MPEG layer 3, which is a type of compression for audio format. MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group, which is a working group under the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) that sets the standards for encoding audio and video in digital format (Waugh, 1998 p10). With MP3 technology,...

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