Social Analysis Proposal Paper

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Social Analysis Proposal

Should the government allow digital publishers to place locks on their content (mp3s, etc).

Huai Chen
Qinghuan Deng
Young Keun Lee
Yuk Lun Tang

Global Citizenship and Equity GNED 500
Professor: Milan Jelenic, PhD
October 22, 2015

1 - What is the social problem/issue that you will be researching (your topic)?
Should government allow digital publishers to place locks on their content mp3, etc.

2 - What do you currently know about this topic?
It is about digital copyright. The government of Canada just submitted the copyright reform. It is called Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11), the bill is called to update copyright system which last revise in 1997. It means that it’s illegal to break digital …show more content…

(2012, February 28). Unlocking Bill C-11: What are digital locks, and why should you care? – The Fulcrum. Retrieved October 21, 2015, from
The author explains what digital locks are. He also points out current situation of Canada copyright environment which it’s time to update. But government is not sure whether make any major changes to the Bill C-11.Bedsides; he compares Bill C-11 with SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). Through Detailed Analysis, this is a good source to support the point digital locks are necessary for Canada. It not only provides additional protection for rights holders but also balances the business market. SAGANASH, R. (2011, December 12). Stop Making Our Copyright and Digital Laws Worse. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from …show more content…

He also states that while publishers have the right to place digital locks on their products to prevent piracy, but should not be used to prevent legitimate consumers from accessing their paid content. This article provides very good points for further analysis, a good base for us to expand on for our research paper.

Washington University in St. Louis. (2013, August 1). Case study: A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc. Retrieved October 22, 2015 from
This case study describes from WU’s School of Law examines the case between Napster and A&M records where A&M brought a law suit against Napster for infringement on intellectual property rights. The case introduces us to Napster, a peer-to-peer file sharing platform that was designed for the purpose of sharing music files, and presents us to the arguments of both sides. This source is an excellent starting point for understanding the beginning of the effect the internet had on companies such as A&M. It introduces the reader the both sides of the argument, written by a reliable source (Washington

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