Four Common Misconceptions About Copyright Piracy

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Copyright piracy is a serious issue in today’s society, copyright piracy is the unauthorized reproduction of another one’s work such as music, books, and movies. During this essay, I will analyze the film “Good Copy Bad Copy” and compare it to two articles “Four Common Misconceptions About Copyright Piracy” and “Digital Piracy and The Copyright Response.”

The main issues that are raised in the film “Good Copy Bady Copy” are the conflicts that have arisen between current copyright laws and recent technological advances that have enabled the sampling of music through illegal downloading websites such as The Pirate Bay. During one scene of the film, Swedish police had raided The Pirate Bay but in a couple of days the website was back up and
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One scene in the movie, Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan discussed how copyright law undermines everyone’s interests, he used “The Grey Album” as an example. It was a CD that was produced by DJ Danger Mouse, in where DJ Danger Mouse took Jay Z’s “Black Album” and The Beatles “White Album.” The DJ had taken the vocal track from Jay-Z and samples from The Beatles and mixed them together. It was stated that everything he did from that was illegal but it became the biggest album of the year and Danger Mouse never received a dime from it and neither did Jay-Z or The Beatles even though it was one of the biggest albums of the year.

The article “Four Common Misconceptions About Copyright Piracy” starts off by stating that copyright piracy is the most difficult, yes important, transitional problems in the twenty-first century. This article also outlines the four misconceptions of copyright piracy with one of them being that copyright piracy is merely a cultural problem. What the author means by this is that when we examine piracy in foreign communities they always discuss the cultural differences that differentiate the
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If you compare this to the movie, two men from Nigeria were being interviewed at they stated that “you can pirate foreign films and produce it and sell it at your own price.” This could be a cultural problem because they believe this is normal behavior. The third misconception was that copyright piracy was a past phenomenon in technologically advanced countries, this is not true because, in the movie, it was noted that MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) had lost millions of dollars due to piracy which proves that copyright piracy is not a past phenomenon in more advanced countries. I personally feel like the author from both articles would agree with the film because it gives us a clear understanding on the issue of copyright by going to different countries and showing us that each country has a different copyright issue. The only thing that I think the author might change is that in the movie they showed us how copyright piracy is in foreign countries but not as much in the United States. So I feel like Patrick K. Yu may try to explain how copyright piracy is an issue in the United States more than the current filmmaker did initially. Now onto what the authors would do about this particular issue, I feel like Patrick K. Yu may decide

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