Lawrence Lessig’s research on piracy and copyright laws suggest the issue began long before Napster’s free website of burning music for personal use. In fact, stolen content was first documented one hundred years ago when Thomas Edison’s inventions were stolen before copyright laws were in place.
Moreover, Lessig compares piracy and loopholes throughout history. Thomas Edison’s phonographs and Henri Fourneaux’s player pianos (used to record music) forced copyright laws just as cable companies’ piracy techniques forced copyright laws. As a result of copyright laws, artist can cover a song as long as they pay a composer similar to radio stations playing a song; they also pay the composer a fee. A surprising comparison is made by cable companies
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The Book Thief- Markus Zusak Assignment: 2 Dialectical Journals, one for each of the following sections: Pages 1-266 (through chapter “The Gamblers”), Pages 267-the end! Dialectical Journal for The Book Thief From the Book Write down the 2 or 3 most important things that happen in this part of your book. An important part of the book was in the first chapter where liesel's brother dies. It start the book of by giving the point of view that the story is writing in and it also introduces one of the main characters.
I was so surprised to find out that some of our leaders and inspirational figures had been accused and found guilty of plagiarism. Inspirational leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., George Harrison, Alex Haley, Princess Michael, Jayson Blair, and Graham Swift were all found guilty of plagiarism. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized his doctoral thesis. George Harrison plagiarized the Chiffons ' “He 's So Fine for My Sweet Lord.” Alex Haley plagiarized his novel “Roots” from “The African” by Harold Courlander.
In the article “The Ketchup Conundrum” (2004), Malcolm Gladwell, longtime journalist with The New Yorker, justifies that perfection is plural in nature, and in an attempt to find perfection for the general public one will only achieve perfection from the perspective of a paucity of people. Gladwell proves this notion by discussing statistics that show the fault in singular perfection (“...data were a mess-there wasn’t a pattern”) by including proof of discrepancies (“...everyone had a slightly different definition of...perfect...”) through success stories that appear inapplicable to ketchup (“...the rules...which apply to...virtually everything in the super market, don’t apply to ketchup.”), and by leading readers to the discovery that Heinz
In Walter Olson’s “How Copyright Law Makes Sample-Based Music Impossibly Expensive... If You Want To Do It Legally”, Olson reports that there is an increasing number of copyrights out now, and artists must make sure their song is clear of copyrights to publish it. If it is not, they have to pay an expensive sample clearance fee. Olson asserted that ”Capitol records would lose 20 million dollars on a record that sold 2.5 million units”(3).In other words, it is nearly impossible to find all copyrights, and make a profit off the artwork after paying for copyright clearance fees. Artists should not have to pay expensive copyright clearance
After much denial and a court case, Vanilla Ice finally backed down and agreed to pay David Bowie and the members of Queen royalties because they did, in a sense, contributed to the track. After the legal battle with Bowie and Queen, Vanilla Ice starting losing his
In music, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Marvin Gaye were the most prolific people on the world stage. Marlon Brando, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe ruled the cinematic stage. However, the major highlight of this era was the dawn of technologies involvement in our life. Radio, television and all electronics in general no longer became wants but needs. Once somebody owned one they were aware of everything happening around them, knew what’s hot and what’s not and could be easily persuaded to buy the newest vacuum cleaner model or dress from the shops.
Before a world of telephones, television, and the delivery of household power, A man Time Magazine recognizes as one of “The 20 most influential Americans of all time”, Thomas Edison was Born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. To his Samuel Edison an exiled political activaist from Canada and Nancy Edison an accomplished school teacher. Little did they know that the modern day world we live in is a living legacy of Thomas Edison’s Inventions, Persistence, and Business Ethics. During Edison’s life he is credited with 1,093 patents consisting of mechanisms and processes including the stock ticker, a mimeograph, a microphone, a mechanical vote recorder and a battery for an electric car just to name a few. Edison’s research and development laid the foundation for three industries that are alive and well in today’s society including record labels, motion pictures, and the power delivery system.
that “The coming into being of the notion of the ‘author’ constitutes the privileged moment of individualization in the history of ideas (157). Appropriation of a work then, may perhaps be rooted in a system of property that allows an impossible notion of authorship to exist. This notion is impossible because an idea, any idea, is not original or owned. If the “newness” of music is based on influence from the past, influence that constantly enters our thoughts through the radio, music we hear at social events, etc, how are we to craft anything
The author Johnson says in paragraph 10, "The music business is just that—a business. It exists to make money, and artists need to make money in order to continue making music." Furthermore, if artists refuse to do endorsement deals, they will not be able to
According to RIAA statistics, the blossom of the industry began with the comparison of offline and online sales. With the popularity of digital, music industry focused on new strategies to develop their companies. From the above analysis it can be understood that the Music industry in UK is flourishing. But it still may be assumed difficult target for a new company. Internet and new technologies are developing every day and decline more and more new entrants in the market.
Record labels avoid speaking about it and also artists to not raise attention to the problem. Thankfully this topic is starting to be brought up in conversations around the music world. More and more fans on the daily seem to be becoming outraged at this situation. As more and more producers start to speak up about their personal experiences , the more people it's getting too. ‘‘I've seen it happen often over the last few years.
Advertisements help pay an artist’s bills which allows them to make more music. Commercials can also help pay for the costs for tours and artists can make an innumerable amount of money. Promotions can bring a more varied audience to a musician and can help bands gain popularity. By having more people listening to an artist’s music, a musician can be given a sense of reassurance to write more songs. Recently people are debating about whether advertisers should be allowed to use a musicians’ music.